The IO Oncology Massage is a customized massage designed to meet a client wherever they are in their cancer treatment or journey. Our certified massage therapists have received specialized training allowing them to properly assess, develop and provide a nurturing and supportive massage for each individual client. We recommend 90 minutes for your first massage session at IO. A special intake form must be completed before the first massage service.
60 mins for $160, 90 mins for $230
WHAT IS ONCOLOGY MASSAGE?
The IO oncology massage is a highly-specialized massage session that is specifically designed to meet the unique and changing needs of someone in treatment for cancer. This massage is also ideal for a client with a history of cancer treatment. The massage plan is designed and revolves around the side effects (both short-term and long-term) of chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery.
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT THAN A TRADITIONAL MASSAGE?
The Oncology Massage practitioners at IO have undergone specialized and rigorous training that is based on understanding cancer as a disease, the various treatments, the numerous side effects, and especially how massage can be integrated into a treatment and wellness plan. The adjustments that might be made in an Oncology specific massage are unique to every situation. The customizations are typically related to session length, pressure, body positioning and areas of specific compromise or concern like mediports, bone metastases or skin reactions to treatment.
WHAT SYMPTOMS ARE COMMONLY ADDRESSED IN THE ONCOLOGY MASSAGE?
Oncology Massage has been shown to reduce/alleviate the following symptoms:
HOW ARE THE IO MASSAGE THERAPISTS TRAINED FOR THE ONCOLOGY MASSAGE?
The IO Practitioners have been trained by Carolyn Tague MA, CMT, an internationally recognized oncology massage educator and practitioner. Carolyn offers comprehensive courses to educate massage therapists on cancer as a disease, the various treatments for cancer and how oncology massage therapy can be integrated safely and effectively into a client’s treatment plan. Our massage therapists received extensive coursework as well as hands-on clinical experience from their training with Carolyn.
For more information about Carolyn and this training click here.