With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is the perfect time to share with you how massage therapy can be beneficial for those undergoing cancer treatments and their potentially debilitating side effects. It doesn’t necessarily have to be breast cancer, as the treatments involved with most types of cancer can leave you fatigued and feeling nauseous. Combined with the pain and discomfort involved with cancer itself and how it can affect your ability to get a good night’s sleep, dealing with cancer is not for the faint of heart.
Massage therapy can be helpful to reduce pain and fatigue, as well as to decrease chemotherapy-related nausea. In addition, it can help improve your mood and reduce the depression that many go through as they navigate cancer treatments and the changes that cancer has made in their day-to-day activities. It is important to work with a massage therapy professional who offers the types of massage that are best suited for a cancer patient. Ideally, consider a wellness center that has practitioners with nursing, medical aesthetics, and massage therapy experience.
At Triveda Wellness in Asheville, North Carolina, we offer massage therapy that is personalized to each client’s needs. We also offer other services that can prove beneficial for relieving pain and discomfort, such as red light therapy. We are happy to work with your medical team to be sure that your massage therapy does not interfere with the effectiveness of your cancer treatments. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you might have about massage therapy.