How a massage can help with my chemotherapy?

Did you know that regular massages can help during chemotherapy? 

A massage is a perfect tool used to increase relaxation and overall happiness during a difficult time of life. Massage therapy can be a great way to unwind and distract oneself from the weight of cancer treatment. Chemotherapy can certainly intensify anxiety and increase overall levels of stress. Massages are a great method of reducing anxiety, combating nausea, and controlling pain. Some doctors even go as far as to recommend massages as a form of complementary medicine  

Massages during cancer treatment may not be for everyone. Always discuss important precautions with your doctor before receiving a massage. Avoid irritating any sores, acne, or other skin eruptions.

Be aware that chemotherapy may increase your risk of bruising. To avoid a worsening effect, don’t schedule a massage in the few days following treatment. In the end, it’s always best to consult your doctor or licensed professional. 

For more information, visit Tieperman Health & Wellness in Frisco, TX.

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