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Is Oncology Massage Right For Me?


Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you are researching oncology massage for yourself, a family member or a friend, naturally you may have a variety of questions and concerns. In your quest for care and relief, finding the right support is vital. It is our hope that the following information equips you with a basic knowledge of oncology massage as you determine the best course for you.*

"What is oncology massage?"

Oncology massage is designed to meet the unique and diverse needs of someone newly diagnosed, actively

in treatment, end of life or someone who has had treatment in the past.

“Is massage safe for me?”

Yes, a properly trained massage therapist can provide safe and effective massage for any patient for any stage of the cancer journey. Sessions may vary with each visit depending how you are feeling that day.

“Can massage help me?”

While massage cannot cure cancer, this gentle body work may offer much needed comfort, relief and relaxation. It can enhance your quality of life and make a great contribution to your healing process. Each session is tailored to you. Your massage therapist will modify and adjust to the signs, symptoms and complications that treatments can cause.

"What can an oncology massage do for me?"

  • Reduce stress and anxiety

  • Increase feelings of peace and well being

  • Relieve pain

  • Minimize side effects of chemo and radiation

  • Decrease fatigue

  • Increase body awareness

"How long is a session?"

Sessions last from 30 minutes to 90 minutes depending on your needs. Adjustments are made to accommodate all physical problems and limitations.

About our massage therapist: Becca Ryan, CMT

Becca has been practicing massage since 2003. She completed massage therapy training in Florida, Hawaii and Colorado. Her skill set ranges from oncology massage, deep tissue/sports massage, hot stone, reflexology and reiki. She is also a massage provider with Hope Lives. If you would like to discuss your situation further with our massage therapist, feel free to call ORCHIDéE Salon and Spa 970-488-2733. We would be happy to assist you in any way possible!

*Please speak with your doctor or medical professional when determining what course is right for you.

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