Massage and Cancer

Inspired by my recent read of Leigh Fortson’s Embrace, Release, Heal: An Empowering Guide to Talking About, Thinking About, and Treating Cancer (, thought I would share some fabulously supportive and positive resources for the use of massage therapy with cancer patients.

Researcher, writer and award-winning educator, as well as specialist in massage
and cancer care, Tracy Walton lists these massage benefits for people living with cancer.

Best known for her leadership and teaching in oncology massage therapy, Tracy offers several continuing education course for massage therapists. (FMI, please see:

In the following DVD trailer are wonderful examples of specific types of massage strokes that might be used, heartfelt testimonials, and enthusiastic comments of people’s experiences after incorporating massage therapy treatments into their own or their loved one’s care protocol:

Touch, Caring and Cancer  – DVD Preview
Massage therapy eases pain and improves mood
of advanced cancer patients

A few other excellent resources..
April 2011 article from Massage Today magazine on benefits of massage for brain cancer patients

Role of Massage Therapy in Cancer Care

Massage Benefits Women with Breast Cancer


~ by charl7 on January 23, 2012.

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