For symptom management, research has shown Oncology Massage improves the quality of life for people with a history or diagnosis of cancer. It reduces side effects experienced from conventional treatment of cancer and the symptoms of the disease process itself.
Study has shown it to improve:
- Pain 47%
- Fatigue 42%
- Anxiety 59%
- Nausea 51%
- Depression 48%
* Cassileth BR, Vickers AJ, 2004, Massage Therapy for Symptom Control: Outcome Study at a major Cancer Centre. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 28:3:244-250.
Samantha has undergone formal, specialised Oncology Massage training that provides therapists with an awareness and the expertise to modify and adjust a conventional massage for a client with a history or diagnosis of cancer while being mindfull of any contraindications for massage. This ensures the provision of a safe and effective treatment for the client.
Shanaluke offers Oncology Massage at our clinic in Wodonga, home visits, hospital, palliative care and will soon be offered at the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre on Borella road in Albury.
1 hour - $80, 90mins - $100
* These are clinic prices, please feel free to contact me regarding home visits or hospital services in the Albury Wodonga region as there maybe a time and travel fee on top of these prices.
Touch of Kindness Pay it Forward Program
Shanaluke has created a pay it forward program called ‘touch of kindness’ which will provide both supplemented and/or no cost oncology massages for clients with a cancer diagnosis. To date we have gifted 72 free oncology massages to our local community with the support of your donations.
If you would like to nominate someone who may enjoy this service and can attend the Shanaluke clinic please contact us personally and we can provide you with a gift voucher. To help us continue this program we rely on donations to cover the costs of ongoing treatments. Donations can be dropped into the wishing well at Orana or via bank deposit. ‘Paying it forward is an expense we can all afford and one humanity can’t afford to live without’
For further information or to book an appointment please contact Samantha here