Oncology Massage: Safe and Effective Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients

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How can massage therapy complement your cancer care? Rob MacDonald, a licensed massage therapist who specializes in cancer patients from UCSD Moores Cancer Center, describes how massages can be customized to cancer patients, the benefits of oncology massage during or after treatment, and what can be accomplished with just a 20-minute session. How can you find an oncology massage therapist? Rob also explains how oncology massage therapists are properly trained with modified massage techniques to ensure safety and efficacy for patients, and how to access a local practitioner from the Society for Oncology Massage.

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