To find the best Oncology massage in Denver visit Peace of Mind Massage and Wellness on Old South Pearl Street in Platt Park close by to Washington Park, Cherry Creek, Capital Hill, Englewood, Glendale, and central to all of Denver, Colorado.
If you’re looking for a Denver Massage Therapy practice that offers specialized oncology massage, Denver Peace of Mind Massage is the perfect location. Oncology massage can be an integral part of a cancer patient’s self-care and treatment, and at Peace of Mind we provide high quality massage therapy in a uniquely relaxing environment.
Going through cancer treatment is strenuous process; with routine clinical doctor’s appointments, medical treatment, added to the normal stresses of daily life. It is important for clients undergoing treatment for cancer to take time for self-care in a relaxing environment that promotes awareness and mindfulness. Massage therapy can help lower pain and stress levels in the body during treatment, and help keep the client in touch with their body through such a difficult process. The intention behind oncology massage is to give the client a one-on-one care session that uses touch to bring balance and comfort back to their body, and in doing so achieving greater physical, mental and emotional health. Because there have been observed benefits of massage therapy improving the overall condition of cancer patients, doctors have been recommending massage therapy more frequently in addition to medical treatment. Recently we had the honor of providing massage to Oncology patients and their care givers at University of Colorado hospital in the Anschutz patient pavilion. The hospital and organization Spa4ThePink wanted to give patients a day of pampering and introduce them to providers in Denver of holistic healing treatments such as massage, facials, yoga, and meditation.
We believe that the full experience of relaxation with massage therapy should start when the client walks through the door of the massage center. Peace of Mind Massage in Denver has been designed on the concept that people relax easier when they are surrounded by beauty in a tranquil environment. Before even climbing on the table we want our clients to get a sense of relief by the surroundings as well and the attention paid from the massage therapist to the treatment and current condition of the client. In cases of surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy the therapist will customize the massage session for the most benefit of the client. Clients are able to receive massage throughout the entire process of cancer treatment, although there might be some areas of the body which the client prefers not to have massaged due to pain or discomfort. Receiving massage therapy during chemotherapy can help circulate the chemo drugs through the body quicker, which may intensify the chemo side effects immediately after the massage, but will lead to a faster recovery from the side effects and treatment. In cases of hypersensitive skin during radiation therapy, massage can provide a soothing and cooling sensation to the skin as well as relaxation to other areas of the body that aren’t being treated.
There are several massage modalities that the massage therapist will be able to use for oncology massage. Manual lymphatic drainage is typically associated with oncology massage and although it is beneficial for clients who have breast cancer, lymphedema or edema; and is helpful in protecting the lymph system against harmful effects of radiation therapy, it is only one of several approaches to oncology massage. Swedish massage uses a variety of strokes at specified levels of pressure to balance the circulatory system and calm the nervous system. Massage to the scalp can be helpful to clients experiencing hair loss from treatment; to help reduce pain during hair loss and stimulate hair growth after treatment. Reflexology is an effective way to activate specific areas of the body when full body massage is not possible. Depending on the clients condition, we can also use release specific modalities that pain and muscular tension.
The therapists at Peace of Mind Massage in Denver integrate multiple modalities into each massage session to meet the needs of each client, since each body is different, each session is different. Our knowledgeable therapists specialize in deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release technique, TMJ massage, medical massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Craniosacral Therapy, reflexology, trigger point, hot stone, and more. We love working on the Oncology community. It is a beautiful experience bringing joy to a person’s life, especially amidst such a painful process. Moments of pain relief and pleasure during a time of pain and suffering are priceless. It is our duty as practitioners of the healing arts to expose the benefits of massage for all. Our goal at Peace of Mind Massage in Denver is to provide affordable massage therapy services our clients can use on a regular basis, not just once in a while. Massage is not a luxury, it’s a physical and emotional necessity, especially important in any healing process. It is a completely natural and healthy way to cope with pain. If you or someone you know is going through Oncology treatments, please let them know massage can help!
Written by Amber Delay, LMT
Edited & Published by Nicole Davis, LMT, NCTMB, Owner
Peace of Mind Massage, INC.
1249 South Pearl Street
Denver, CO, 80210