Three More Reasons to Get a Massage During Cancer Treatment
7. Massage improves concentration
8. Massage Increases circulation
9. Massage reduces the frequency of headaches
One benefit of massage is that it brings a feeling of well-being and relaxation which can help with the stress, anxiety or even depression associated with dealing with cancer treatment. Massage increases the body’s production of endorphins which elevate mood and flushes the waste product, lactic acid, out of muscles.
Massage also relieves pain and stiffness, increases mobility and reduces pain.
The National Cancer Institute found that more than half of their cancer centers offer massage as an adjunct to traditional treatment especially for those patients who suffer from fatigue.