Is Anxiety Common Amongst Cancer Patients?
Estimated numbers of between 13 & 79% of people moving through an experience with cancer will exhibit some level of anxiety. Addressing your anxiety is imperative to your emotional health – Oncology Massage, Hypnotherapy, and Time Line Therapy® are effective ways of managing and overcoming anxiety.
I have been told that I cannot have massage as it is believed that massage will spread the cancer, and allow it to move throughout the body?
This is another area where continued credible scientific studies have allowed new treatment options; studies have shown that cancer is not spread by massage or bodily stimulation. Your body must move; it must continuously pump blood and lymphatic fluid around the body for it to function. If stimulation of bodily flow was cancer causative, you would not be permitted to walk or even brush your hair for fear that this may cause the systemic movement of cancer.
Do I need a doctor’s referral or recommendation for oncology massage?
No, you do not need a doctor’s referral. I have accredited training in oncology massage, I am aware of all considerations necessary in relation to your treatments.
Will Hypnotherapy alter my mind?
It isn’t like you see in the movies Hypnotherapy speaks deeply with you, to your subconscious, and delivers suggestions that allow YOU to consider new ways to approach problems within your life – almost like giving your busy, sometimes negative mind, a break whilst you allow positive aspects of yourself to come forward for your benefit.
I had only one lymph node removed but now my arm is tight and swollen, my doctor tells me that I have lymphoedema. Will manual lymphatic drainage give me some relief?
Lymphoedema is the result of an accumulation of fluid occuring when lymphatic nodes are damaged or removed. Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a process undertaken to create alternate routes for that fluid to move out of the limb, thereby, reducing stress on the already overburdened remaining lymph nodes, allowing a lessening of fluid, pain and discomfort.