2372 S. Oneida Street, Green Bay, WI 54304 920-491-9080

Close your eyes and think of the last time someone held your hand for a while. Remember the warmth of their hand and how it instantly made you relax. Human touch is very powerful and beneficial at reducing stress and anxiety levels, especially for those who have been diagnosed with cancer. Chemotherapy, radiation and other treatments have unpleasant side effects that are mentally, physically and emotionally exhausting on a person’s body. 

 

Types of Therapies and Massages

 

Oncology Massage Therapy

The adaptation of massage to safely nurture body, mind and spirit of anyone who is dealing with cancer.

 

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

for management and treatment of lymphedema–a condition with the accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the interstitial tissue that causes swelling, often as a side-effect to cancer treatment when lymph vessels are damaged or lymph nodes removed.

 

Caregiver Massage

Cancer affects the family as well as the patient. Shine Therapy offers a relaxation massage for these important caregivers.

 

Physiological Benefits

  • Reduced muscle spasms and cramping

  • Release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killer

  • Boost the immune system and restores energy

  • Decreased incidence of post-surgical adhesions and reduction and softening of scar tissue

  • Decreased edema

  • Assist in the flow of oxygen, blood and lymph

  • Maintained or improved range of motion

  • Less nausea

  • Reduced constipation

  • Improved body self-image

  • Decreased anxiety, stress and depression

These potential benefits hold great promise for people who have cancer, and have to deal with the stresses of a serious illness in addition to unpleasant side effects from oncology treatments.