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Oncology Patients benefit from Tr P & Massage Ther

Indy Myopain Relief Center adds Oncology Trigger Point Therapy and Massage to its list of Integrative procedures.

Indy Myopain Relief Center offers relief to painful scar tissue.

The journey to remission leaves along the way, scar tissue that is often painful and restricts movement.  The scar formation is the result of Surgeries and Radiation therapies.  Scars distort the musculature near each scar, leaving behind Myofascial Trigger Points that are painful to touch or move.   These scars also cause a restriction in Range of Motion (ROM).   Many institutions use painful scaping of scars (Graston or Gua Sha).  Indy Myopain uses a much less painful and more effective treatment by using the PiezoWave IIt technology.  This technology uses pulsed sound waves to massage away the trigger points in the muscles surrounding the scars and results in much less or no pain.

The good news is our therapy has immediate, positive results and is affordable.  Contact Indy Myopain: 317.973.0888

A Quality Brief of an Oncological Multisite Massage and Acupuncture Therapy Program to Improve Cancer-Related Outcomes

(Partial Abstract).  Across 15 cancer clinics, both Acupuncturists (AT) and Massage Therapists (MT) treatments consistently and significantly reduced cancer-related side effects. These findings highlight the value of conducting a larger randomized-controlled trial to further assess the impact of Oncological Multisite Massage and Acupuncture Therapy on cancer-related symptoms across multiple oncologic clinics.

Many cancer centers now offer oncology massage as a complementary treatment for cancer. In this sense, massage is not used as a treatment for cancer, per se—such as chemotherapy or surgery would be—but as a method of helping with the symptoms of cancer and the side effects of treatment.

The research is young, but oncology massage may help with pain, cancer-related fatigue, anxiety, and quality of life, and meets evidence-based guidelines for aiding in the relief of depression and mood disorders in women with breast cancer. Massage may also play a role in the prevention of neuropathic pain related to chemotherapy drugs such as Taxol.

There are potential risks, such as infection, bruising, and skin breakdown, as well as reasons it should not be performed, such as if blood clots are present, or if your platelet count is very low. Let's take a look at how massage may benefit people with cancer, and how to find an oncology massage therapist.

The best type of massage can vary depending on your symptoms and how your cancer and cancer treatments have affected your body.

Gentle massage is tolerated by most people with cancer, and is sufficient to release "endorphins," the "feel good" chemicals released by the brain that can reduce pain. For those who have muscle tightness and stiffness, stronger methods of massage, such as Swedish massage, may be needed.

Physically, massage may:

  • Decrease inflammation and swelling.
  • Improve circulation.
  • Help sore muscles.
  • Lower the level of stress hormones in your blood.

Emotionally, massage may help people relax, provide a distracting experience that takes the mind off of pain and fear, and reduce anxiety and sometimes, depression.

This article discusses oncology massage and how it helps to ease pain, anxiety, and fatigue in people with cancer.

Conclusions: Both HT(Healing Touch) and OM(Oncology Massage) provided immediate pain relief. Future research should explore the duration of pain relief, patient attitudes about HT compared with OM, and how this may differ among patients with varied pretherapy pain levels.