Thursday, August 9, 2012

Massage Therapy Helps Cancer Patients

From: Melanie B.
Sent: August 9, 2012
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Subject: Fw: Massage Therapy Helps Cancer Patients

Massage Therapy Helps Cancer Patients
When a person is diagnosed with cancer, they may find it difficult to deal with their emotions. However, once a diagnosis is given, it becomes necessary for the patient
to learn about the different treatment methods available to help rid their bodies of cancer.

There are dozens of different types of cancer that include everything from breast cancer to a rare form of mesothelioma cancer that affects thousands of people each year. There are different treatment methods for each, including radiation and chemotherapy. When a cancer patient has to go through treatment to get rid of cancer, they may experience a bevy of side effects, including pain, depression, and fatigue.

There isn't much that can be done for cancer patients who want to get rid of cancer, other than undergoing painful treatments. If the cancer is caught early, the patient has a better chance of overcoming cancer through treatment. However, the patient still has to go through the pain of treatment, which is difficult to deal with. Doctors want their cancer patients as happy, relaxed, and strong as possible throughout the course of treatment, which is difficult when treatment makes patients so sick and puts them in so much pain. However, there are alternatives that can make the process of undergoing cancer treatment far less painful.

One of the best ways to help alleviate the pain that comes with cancer treatment is through massage therapy. Massage therapy is a way in which professional massage therapists help to relax the muscles in a person’s body. Since cancer treatment is difficult and causes so much pain, relaxing the muscles helps to alleviate that pain. There are other benefits to massage therapy as well. It is commonly known that cancer treatment has a number of negative side effects that most people experience to varying degrees of severity. Side effects include nausea, depression, and fatigue in addition to the pain the treatments cause.

Through massage, patients feel their muscles relax. That helps to diminish the levels of stress a person feels in their body and helps them to feel less stressed and happier. This improves a person’s quality of life, which is important for those who want to fight their cancer to the best of their ability. A person who is happier is going
to fight harder and be able to handle the stress of cancer treatments far better than others. Furthermore, massage therapy increases a person’s mood, relieves anxiety, and reduces pain that is felt from cancer treatments.

Massage can increase a person’s mobility, helps them to feel better overall, and it can reduce the pain felt from headaches and migraines that affect so many cancer patients. While it will not cure cancer, massage therapy is a great way for cancer patients to experience a little relief from their pain and anxiety.

There is no downfall to feeling an increased sense of happiness, a decreased amount of stress, and less pain. Cancer patients who use massage therapy may find it easier to deal with their treatment than those who do not. Consult your doctor today and find a therapy that will work best for you and your treatment and give
yourself the vacation from mind, body and spirit today!

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