More and more people suffer from cancer and from the time of diagnosis through treatment and recovery, the journey is extremely trying and testing for the patient and their family both physically and emotionally.
Massage can help at any and every stage of the disease or its treatment and has been found to help with promoting relaxation, improving quality of sleep, reducing stress level and nausea caused by the treatment, ...
The patient will no longer react to a massage as prior to the start of their treatments, this is due to the impact of the various medication and their respective side effects on the body.
Therefore anybody with a history of cancer must be mindful that the massage will not have a negative impact on them, it is however safe to have a massage performed by a qualified practitioner who will ensure that the consultation captures a relevant picture and devise the most appropriate massage available at the time.
TIME OUT Massage Therapies is able to offer this safe environment, having worked with world reknown and Oncology Massage specialist Gayle McDonald and undertaken the full Level 1 taining from IRIS Cancer Partnership.
TIME OUT Massage Therapies has been volunteering since 2015 with the Marie Curie Hospice in Edinburgh.
IRIS Cancer Partnership has been setting the standard in Cancer / Oncology massage in Scotland and has created a register for qualified massage that is available for consultation using the link below: