Massage for Breast Cancer

Massage for Breast Cancer to help prevent and support patients through breast cancer surgeries, reconstruction and recovery.

Breast massage continues to be a very controversial massage technique in the US while other countries have accepted it and use it to help with various conditions such as recovery from Breast Cancer.  Public perception of massage still is challenging especially concerning breast massage.

Be sure to check the laws in your state regarding breast massage.

Contraindications

Cancer and Massage Therapy. Essential Contraindications (PDF).  Tracy Walton.  Massage Therapy Journal

 

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     Bodymechanics school of massage – Step by step breast massage video

Self-Breast Massage Guidelines for Health By Dana Wyrick   Massage and Bodywork Magazine

Breast massage articles

Breast Massage – On the Brink of Understanding  Massage and Bodywork Magazine

Breast Wellness  Breast Massage Deserves Attention  By Debra Curties, R.M.T.  Massage and Bodywork Magazine
Holistic Massage and One Breast Cancer Patient  By Joseph Feldman, M.A., C.P.C., L.M.T  Massage and Bodywork Magazine
Massage Therapists and Breast Care: Easing the Controversy By Bruno Chikly, MD, DO  Massage Today

Breast Massage Research

Breast Cancer patients have improved immune and neuroendocrine functions following massage.   PubMed

The efficacy of Classical massage on stress perception and cortisol following primary treatment of breast cancer.  PubMed

PubMed Search Massage and Breast Cancer

Breast massage classes

 

See also Massage and Cancer

Massage for Stress Reduction

Massage for Depression and Anxiety

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