Oncology massage alleviates the physical symptoms of cancer and cancer treatment and provides a psychological lift by helping people with cancer reconnect with their body and feel whole again.

Geelong Natural Therapies hosts Geelong’s only qualified oncology massage therapists, who treat each of their clients individually by formulating an oncology massage treatment that’s right for their current circumstances.

Oncology massage can assist with the physical impact of cancer, as well as the results of chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgical treatment, by reducing symptoms such as pain, fatigue, nausea, anxiety and depression. From a psychological perspective, oncology massage can help a person reconnect with or feel more comfortable with their body, feel less angry or depressed, reduce anxiety and feel more in tune to what’s happening to their body.

Massage by a qualified therapist can also:

  • improve sleep quality
  • soften scar tissue and assist with healing
  • enhance quality of life
  • provide the client with greater mental clarity and alertness
  • improve the range of movement.

Massage for cancer patients is safe. There is no reason to be concerned that massage might spread cancer via the lymphatic system, with clinical studies showing otherwise. For more information, see The Cancer Council of Australia’s booklet Massage and Cancer.

Our Geelong oncology massage therapists, Shayne Sullivan and Michelle Rademaker have been trained by Oncology Massage Training, Australia’s leading oncology massage training body.

Also on the Geelong Natural Therapies team is reflexologist Bryan O’Neil, who has worked extensively in the fields of oncology and diabetes for many years and is a former lecturer at the Southern School of Natural Therapies. Neil can work with our oncology massage therapists to provide a holistic approach.

Geelong Natural Therapies has also engaged an aromatherapist who makes specific remedies and space-clearing sprays that are safe for use for people undergoing cancer treatments. Our aromatherapist also has a specially formulated range of cremes for skin undergoing radiation or affected by chemotherapy.

If you would like to learn more about aromatherapy, book an appointment for an oncology massage with Shayne Sullivan or Michelle Rademaker or a reflexology appointment with Bryan O’Neill, please use our online booking system or contact us.