A BRICC Wellness Centre program.

A specialised form of therapeutic massage involving gentle pressure techniques, performed by massage therapists with specialised training, aiming to improve quality of life for people with a diagnosis of cancer.

Oncology massage is a very gentle form of massage that can be adapted to all individuals at any stage in their cancer journey. It aims to reduce levels of pain, fatigue, anxiety, nausea and depression that can be experienced by cancer patients. Reiki is a Japanese technique that is a gentle non-invasive therapy carried out by the placing of the hands on or over a fully clothed client, that is used to change and balance the energy in and around the body.

What is oncology massage?

Oncology massage is a specialised form of therapeutic massage involving gentle pressure techniques, performed by massage therapists with specialised training, which aims to improve quality of life for people with a diagnosis or history of cancer. While it does not treat cancer itself, it can alleviate the side effects caused by conventional treatments such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

What is Reiki?

Reiki as a useful complementary therapy that may help to lower stress, promote relaxation and possibly help reduce some types of pain. Reiki treatment follows a traditional pattern of hand positions, resting without pressure on or above the body. A Reiki practitioner aims to change and balance the energy fields in and around your body to help on a physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual level.

Benefits of oncology massage

Scientific studies have looked at the effects of various body-based practices on people having cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and surgery. These studies have shown that massage may reduce:

  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety and depression

Individuals who have had massages during cancer treatments have reported a range of positive outcomes such as improvements in:

  • Sleep
  • The health of the scar tissue
  • Quality of life
  • Mental clarity and alertness
  • Range of movement

BRICC Wellness Centre

Location

1 Drummond Street North
Ballarat VIC 3350

Directions

Enter via Sturt Street and through the double glass doors on the right

Phone

03 5320 8614

Email

simonen@bhs.org.au

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