Self-help well-being!

'The professional massage mitts empower and give patients a sense of control to reduce their own symptoms of muscle soreness, pain and scarring by decreasing the adhesive qualities in the soft tissue and improving scar tissue elasticity'.

 

Cancer survival rate have steadily improved over the years and people are now living longer.  Therefore it is important that people can comfortably return to as full and healthy a life as possible. Feeling confident to return to work, sport and other activities that enriched their lives before cancer and enjoy activities that will add quality to their lives. 

Many cancer survivors  live with post cancer symptoms form the complications of surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or targeted immunotherapy. These complications can my debilitating, distressing and can hinder their recovery process.


The professional massage mitts can support the cancer survivor at various stages providing a gentle self-management massage tool to promote and sustain recovery.

They are effective for reducing the side effects of musculoskeletal complications of scar tissue, adhesion's and altered configurations of the fascial tissue to maintain range of movement.
minimsing the effects of lymphoedema.

Many people are still fearful of treating patients with a diagnosis of cancer, but massage is no longer considered an exclusion or contraindication to other parts of the body, or after their treatment for cancer.
 
(It is contra-indicated that you DO NOT massage directly over the tumor area and if there is any doubt we advise you seek advice from your health care professional).
 
 
 

Treatment

 Breast Cancer

 

 Head, Neck and Throat Cancer

 

Potentional Benefits of massage for Cancer Survivors

  • Relives sore and stiff muscle 
  • Increases range of movement
  • Increases relaxation
  • Pain relief
  • Reduces oedema and lymphoedema
  • Stimulates lympahatic flow
  • Decreases stimulation of the sympathetic system
  • Increases a positive body image
  • Improves scar tissue elasticity
  • Stimulates wound healing
  • Reduces adhesive altered configerations of soft tissue
  • Stimulates sensory awareness
  • Reduce symptoms from radio and chemotherapy
  • Increases skin and tissue hydration
  • Increases tissue oxygenation
  • Decrease anxiety  and depression
  • Give the patient a greater sense of control
 

Massage is not contra-indicated to canaer patients, but there are some precautions

For best results only use pure organic olive, grapeseed or coconut oil for massage.

For use in the shower use your normal body and hair products.

 (It is important that you DO NOT massage directly over the tumor area and if there is any doubt we advise you seek advice from your health care professional).

 N/B Please read our contraindication page before use

 

There are a number of other reasons to self massage and relieve various symptoms of -. 
  • Aches, pains and restricted movement that could be related to their cancer diagnosis
  • Or their symptoms are a consquence of their interventions they have received for their cancer.
  • Or something totally unrelated to the cancer, i.e, osteoarthritis, sporting injury, etc.

Surgery and radiotherapy can induce fascial dysfunction and restrictions. This may contribute to impaired joint mobility and function, and altered configerations of facia resulting in muscle imbalance and poor postural habits.

 

Gentle Massage techniques with the Mitts can significantly improve pain and restore function, especially post surgery.

 

A lots of cancer survivors post mastectomy, prostatectomy, and surgery for head and neck cancers benefit from being able to massage themselves. 

 

Research informs us that -

Patients receiving massage therapy during and after their chemotherapy show a significant decrease in anxiety levels, and to be able to massage at home means they can have a massage at any time day or night when they need it.

 

Cancer survors can experience high levels of pain after their treatment, but if they had a safe massaging tool to use at home when they could effectively and regularly use it to postively improve their quality of life, doing so gives them a greater sense of control.

 

Surgery and radiotherapy can induce fascial dysfunction and restrictions. This may contribute to impaired joint mobility and function, and altered configerations of facia resulting in muscle imbalance and poor postural habits. Used requently with massage oil or in the shower with your usual shower products will help reduce your symptoms.

 

Gentle massage techniques with the Mitts can significantly reduce pain and restore function, especially post breast surgery.

 

 A lots of cancer survivors post mastectomy, prostatectomy, and surgery for head and neck cancers benefit from being touched and being able to massage themselves. It provides reassurance and acceptance of the disfigured, altered part of their body and become less fearful of it.

 

Patients tissue oxygenation levels can respond differently after radiotherapy treatments. Self-massage would increase tissue oxygenation early post-surgery and after chemo or radiotherapy treatment to benefit patients.

 

Self-massage with the Mitts will also help patients to manage their depleted energy and fatigue, and could reduce their anxiety levels after their chemotherapy, or bring relief to their radiotherapy burns.

 

Many patients after breast conserving and mastectomy surgery suffer from myofascial pain which can also cause neck pain. Myofascial pain in not uncommon in terminally ill patients. Fascia is very resilient, being able to self-massage symptoms will bring a new perspectives for both patients, clinicians and researchers regarding the functional integration of fascia within the musculoskeletal system.

 
 
Making a difference to cancer survivors
 

The Swallows Head &Neck Cancer Support Group

Cancer Research uk 

Macmillan Cancer Support

Breast Cancer Care

 

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Soma Therapies Ltd
78 Norbreck Road
Thornton Cleveleys
Lancashire
FY5 1RP

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