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Nov 07 2018

Massage Benefits for Cancer Patients

Posted in: Complementary-cancer-care,

After over 4 years working as a massage therapist at OICC, there is one thing that continually amazes me: The willingness and perseverance of our patients to feel well during difficult cancer treatments. Below is a brief description of some of the benefits of massage therapy as you move from diagnosis through treatment.   Each massage treatment is personalized to respond to your specific needs on that day. Positioning during the massage, pressure and the areas ...

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Feb 21 2018

Myth: Massage therapy is not safe while living with cancer

Posted in: Tips, Complementary-cancer-care,

Myth: Massage therapy is not safe while living with cancer. By Janet Penny, RMT. This long held myth is tenacious and often on the minds of people who are looking for the many benefits that massage can bring to living with cancer.  This myth was based on the fear that massage would accelerate the transportation of cancer cells through the circulation of blood and lymph. Exercise is routinely recommended by oncologists to help manage fatigue, anxiety and the physic...

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Dec 21 2015

Reflexology and Cancer

Posted in: Complementary-cancer-care,

Reflexology and Cancer. By Kymberli Ker, Registered Reflexology Therapist.   People often wonder how can reflexology help those living with cancer. For most of us, reflexology is often thought of as a really great foot massage with relaxing benefits. While that is completely true, reflexology is more than just a foot massage. Based on the principle that reflex points are located on each foot that map to specific areas of the body, Reflexology has the abilit...

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Sep 25 2015

Part 4 - How Integrative Cancer Care Helps to Manage Side Effects: ANXIETY

Posted in: Complementary-cancer-care, Integrative-Oncology,

Managing Side Effects: ANXIETY. People who are undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment frequently experience certain side effects. Depending on the individual, these may be minimal, or for some, quite debilitating.   This is the final blog in a four-part series on how integrative cancer care can help you cope with these side effects, improving quality of life and how you feel overall. By addressing side effects that conventional treatments may cause, naturo...

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Sep 18 2015

Part 3 - How Integrative Cancer Care Helps to Manage Side Effects: PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY

Posted in: Complementary-cancer-care, Integrative-Oncology,

Managing Side Effects: PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY. People who are undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment frequently experience certain side effects. Depending on the individual, these may be minimal, or for some, quite debilitating.   This is part three in a four-part blog series on how integrative cancer care can help you cope with these side effects, improving quality of life and how you feel overall. By addressing side effects that conventional treatments ma...

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Sep 11 2015

Part 2 - How Integrative Cancer Care Helps to Manage Side Effects: FATIGUE

Posted in: Complementary-cancer-care, Integrative-Oncology,

Managing Side Effects: FATIGUE. People who are undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment frequently experience certain side effects. Depending on the individual, these may be minimal, or for some, quite debilitating.   This is part two in a four-part blog series on how integrative cancer care can help you cope with these side effects, improving quality of life and how you feel overall. By addressing side effects that conventional treatments may cause, naturo...

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