Find a massage therapist who knows what to do, how to do it, when to do it and why. Massage can make your cancer journey easier. But, for your safety, it is essential that your therapist is familiar with the many specifics of cancer and cancer treatment as they relate to the safe applicaiton of massage therapy.
For a list of useful questions, refer to our "Is Your Therapist Trained?" page. Listen for detailed, thoughtful answers. You want a massage that is effective and safe.
You may also find it helpful to read the article Cancer and Massage Therapy - Is your Therapist Trained to Address Your Needs? by Charlotte Michael Versagi, former Director of the Beaumont Hospital School of Oncology Massage,published in Women & Cancer Magazine.