Alison is proud to be one of the few therapists in San Luis Obispo County certified in Oncology Massage.
The Society for Oncology Massage describes Oncology Massage as “the modification of existing massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment. Anyone who has ever received cancer treatment, from those in active treatment to those in recovery or survivorship, are best served by a massage therapist who has received training in oncology massage.”
Oncology Massage has been shown to reduce pain, fatigue, nausea, anxiety and depression in those living with cancer. While massage is not a treatment for cancer nor a substitute for appropriate medical care, patients who have regular massage during treatment report improvements in sleep, the health of the scar tissue, quality of life and mental clarity.
As a therapist trained in Oncology Massage, Alison has an understanding of the disease itself, the ways it can affect the body and also the side effects of cancer treatments. As a Oncology Massage Therapist, Alison has the ability to modify massage techniques to make them safe for those in active treatment for cancer and those who have received treatment in the past. She uses safe, non-invasive techniques, specifically adapted for individuals of all ages and types of cancer, to maximize the therapeutic benefit to the client.
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