The information contained within these pages is meant to reassure, to educate, and to encourage you to seek out a therapist whom has had training in massage for someone currently coping with a diagnosis, or undergoing treatment for a life threatening or life altering condition. There is reason to hope for relief of some of your most troubling symptoms.
If you are one of the many living with a life threatening or life altering disease such as cancer, most importantly, if you are seeking a massage therapist to help you, be sure to ask alot of questions! Where were you trained? How long have you been doing this work? What special adjustments will be made for me? Better yet, seek out a therapist in your area, recognized by the Society for Oncology Massage by visiting their website. Click on therapist locator at
You will also find a wealth of information about massage therapy and your disease. Listed there you'll find many studies that have been conducted over the past 20 years. The studies get better with time, and the results are promising.