Oncology Massage Christchurch

Oncology Massage is mindful, intentioned massage that is adapted to suit the needs of and to work safely with the person who has or has had cancer. It takes the traditional massage techniques and modifies them to ensure the safety and comfort of anybody who'd like a massage, but who is dealing with the effects of treatment and cancer on the body.  Prices are $85 for 60 minutes, and $95 for mobile massage. Tess can visit you or loved ones in hospital or hospice - feel free to ask!

Pay it forward - gift a massage to someone diagnosed or undergoing treatment for cancer - more information here.

Why Oncology Massage?

For Symptom Management, research has shown Oncology Massage improves the quality of life for people with a history or diagnosis of cancer.

It reduces the side effects experienced from conventional treatment of cancer and the symptons of the disease process itself (Cassileth and Vickers, 2004)

  • Pain Improved 47%
  • Fatigue Improved 42%
  • Anxiety Improved 59%
  • Nausea Improved 51%
  • Depression Improved 48%
  • Other (including shortness of breath, memory problems, dry mouth or disturbed sleep) improved 48%

Light touch massage, as taught by Oncology Massage Training (OMT) was the most effective form of massage therapy offered in this study.

What can I expect?

All massage treatments are catered to you on the day you are massaged and take into account your alternate treatments, fatigue levels, emotional state, physical ability; how you feel on the day. We use a range of treatments, all with light touch, that can be done as a regular massage with oil or an alternate sequence involving holds, overtop of clothes/blankets. We can also offer hand, foot, scalp and face massage as requested. Click here for FAQs relating to Oncology Massage.

Helpful links: What is Oncology Massage - Society for Oncology Massage

Trained by Oncology Massage Training Ltd - link to training here for more information.