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Essential Medical Massage & Wellness

2301 Ohio Dr, Ste 214, Plano, TX 75093

Essential Medical Massage

Specializing in Acute Pain, Rehabilitation and Cancer Care

Phoebe Courcy, LMT, MMP, CPMT

Cancer Care

The oncology massage session is a comfort-oriented massage that is customized and adapted with a variety of specialized techniques that meets the needs of the individuals who are living with cancer. Special modifications are made for each person and for each session. It is gentle work that supports, nourishes and strengthens the organs and the immune system in order to safely address the symptoms and side effects associated with cancer and its treatments, such as pain and anxiety.

Some benefits of oncology massage include:

- Improvement in pain levels

- Reduced nausea

- Reduced anxiety

- Improvement in overall fatigue

- Boosts immunity

- Positive self-image

- Reduction in swelling or edema

From the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM) website:

"Oncology massage is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment. Anyone who has ever received cancer treatment, from those in active treatment to those in recovery or survivorship, as well as those at the end of life, are best served by a massage therapist who has received training in oncology massage."

Many cancer treatments require immediate as well as long-¬≠term massage modifications. An oncology massage therapist will modify the massage session to adapt for these considerations, as well as those pertaining to the late effects of treatment and where applicable, disease progression. 

Massage adaptations are required for:

  • Fatigue
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Low blood cell counts
  • Blood clots
  • Bone pain
  • Bone metastases
  • Radiation or surgery
  • Removal of lymph nodes
  • Lymphedema

***Please print and obtain a doctor's release for massage therapy if you have undergone any cancer treatments within one year.

See Pre-Visit Forms page

If you are interested in the wonderful benefits of oncology massage for a child please visit my Pediatric Massage page.