ONCOLOGY MASSAGE THERAPY
An oncology massage is a client-specific, customized massage session designed to meet the unique and changing needs of someone in treatment for cancer or with a history of cancer treatment. A safe massage plan generally revolves around the side effects (both short- and long-term) of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.
Oncology massage can only be provided by a massage therapist who has received training in the specifics of cancer and cancer treatment. When you are receiving an oncology massage, you are receiving traditional, safe, established massage therapy techniques that have been adapted to account for your unique health situation.
Clinical trials have reported that massage therapy helps reduce pain, anxiety, fatigue, and shortness of breath in cancer patients. It can ease the mind, improve sleep, reduce depression, and provide comfort to patients. It may also help children and caregivers. In addition, studies suggest that massage can reduce pain and anxiety related to medical procedures, including surgery.
MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a specific gentle manual technique designed to increase the absorption and movement of lymph and interstitial fluid to reduce swelling, pain and the buildup of scar tissue. Surgeries, radiation and soft tissue injuries disrupt the architecture of the lymphatic vessels and nodes. Scar tissue and fascial restrictions can also interrupt or restrict the superficial lymphatic flow.
Swelling hinders the healing process and recovery after injuries or surgeries. Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is an advanced therapy in which a specifically trained therapist applies gentle, light, but precise hand movements to the skin, exerting different intensities of pressure to increase the activity of normal lymphatic vessels.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep tissue massage is best at addressing certain painful, stiff "trouble spots" in your body. Deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle, tendons, and fascial tissue. It is used for chronic aches and pain due to injury or over use. Ankle sprains, sciatica, and stiff neck are all conditions addressed by deep tissue massage.
MASSAGE FOR PEOPLE WITH HIV AND AIDS
Anyone who has ever had a massage can vouch for the relaxing, peaceful, and sometimes invigorating effects a good massage can have. People living with HIV/AIDS have touted the benefits of massage for years, claiming it has helped with everything from stress reduction to increased T-cells.
Massage works to boost immune system function by reducing anxiety and stress. Massage can also decrease pain by relieving muscle spasms, cramps, general body tension, and inflammation. It works by increasing the blood flow, which assists in the removal of toxins and increases oxygen and nutrients to affected areas.
New Jersey Pricing:
Office Visit - $90.00 an hour
House Call: $140.00 an hour
New York City Pricing:
Office Visit - $125.00 an hour
House Call - $180.00 an hour