GOAL ONE – MORE QUALIFIED ONCOLOGY MASSAGE THERAPISTS
Oncology massage is a gentle form of massage designed to relieve tension often experienced by patients. It may also reduce symptoms such as nausea, pain fatigue and anxiety. Specialised Oncology Massage Therapists are trained to provide massage to people with cancer and can adapt the massage to suit each individual’s needs.
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Massage can be received through clothing, or applied with oil on the skin. Oncology massage is offered to patients in Day Oncology, Radiation Oncology Wellness Centre and all inpatient wards in the ONJ Centre.
It is highly valued by patients throughout the cancer trajectory.
“Being able to express yourself in another way other than just relying on your resilience and stamina, these sorts of therapies are really beneficial. I’ve never had a massage before and it was really relaxing. It takes your mind off what you’re going through”
Linda, Cancer patient
“It was just beautiful, I’ve never had anything that has made me feel so good”
Bev, Cancer patient