The anxiety, depression and pain suffered by many people diagnosed with cancer can be relieved by regular Massage Therapy Treatments. A review of research shows significant variety of positive effects on people suffering from various forms of cancer. The most notable results were reductions in pain, anxiety, and depression.1
Those arranging for Massage Therapy treatments as support for someone with cancer ought to confirm that the Massage Therapist is trained in the specific techniques most effective with patients with cancer and is Registered with a reputable Association. In Canada Provinces which are legislated or Associations which are active members of the Canadian Massage Therapist Association (CMTA) provide the highest professional standard.
1. Ernst E. Massage therapy for cancer palliation and supportive care: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials. Supportive Care in Cancer, 2009;17:333-7.