Physically and mentally, cancer treatment is an arduous process. Any kind of pain or stress relief during this trying time is of the utmost importance. Massage therapy can provide both. In stark contrast to most cancer treatments, massage is natural and side effect free. Nausea, fatigue, body aches, and weight loss are some of the wearying inconveniences of fighting cancer. Massage is a versatile body therapy that can address deep muscle pains or mild aches, as well as provide an emotional comfort.
A massage appointment can be particularly beneficial to a cancer patient used to the sterile environment of hospital treatments. Massage therapists take an initial inventory of their patient's problem areas, symptoms of pain, and descriptions of discomfort. Careful attention is paid to the patient both before and during a treatment, not only ensuring that target areas are attended to, but also that a level of care is provided that serves to couple a necessary medical appointment and a luxury experience. People undergoing cancer treatments are prime candidates in need of this care. When positive attention is paid to the body, it can mend muscles and aid stress.