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Typical MLD massage is demonstrated by Michele Coxon, MLD Therapist on a lymphedema-patient, Mrs. Rita Dave who has survived Breast Cancer and Colon Cancer. She developed lymphedema on a left-side arm, chest and trunk. Michele has effectively helped her manage lymphedema through MLD massage and more... Also, see our videos on: (a) Lymphedema Explained: simple and comprehensive understanding of lymphedema after cancer, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgh0x-BtrnI (b) Exercise to manage lymphedema - with Rita, Lymphedema-patient and Cancer-survivor: Step-by-step instructions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zskXCSKijhQ (c) Skin care methods to manage Lymphedema explained by MLD Therapist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXa5OTn6PH8 (This video is produced by India Lymphedema Foundation - All rights reserved)
One of the most helpful forms of support you can offer a loved one with cancer is the use of touch. This inspiring program provides detailed instruction by leading experts in safe, simple techniques for comfort and relaxation that anyone can learn and apply. Developed and evaluated in a research project sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, it follows eleven patients and their family members through a workshop as they learn and practice the techniques together. Now you can receive this invaluable instruction at home to gain new confidence and satisfaction in caring for your loved one. Available in English, Spanish and Chinese versions. Visit http://www.PartnersInHealing.net/tcc.html for more details.
Like these Massage lessons !!! Check out the official app http://apple.co/1IAinBB Watch more How to Do Reflexology videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/501563-6-Techniques-for-Cancer-Patients-Reflexology So, reflexology and cancer. There is so much research that's been done over the years. And certainly research that's being done right now. So if you're curious about reflexology and cancer, I so encourage you to look into the studies. There's a major one being done right now with the National Cancer Institute in this country, the United States, with the NIH. The National Institutes of Health. It's Michigan State University and they are doing incredible work on breast cancer patients and reflexology. This is their second grant and it's really astonishing work. So just research it if you like. Branch Reflexology. Barbara Bower. There's some wonderful people doing that. So it's out there. With cancer, it really depends on the person you're with. If they have cancer, it's really important that you're communicating with them the whole time. If they're undergoing some kind of chemotherapy, they might be really, really sensitive in their feet. So you might want to focus more on relaxation techniques. So we'll start with those. Some of the ones you can use might be the lung press for example. With the lung press you're going to go ahead and make a fist and you're going to with your thumb go ahead and insert it there. And then this hand will support the foot. So this part of the hand will be on the ball of their foot. So we bring it right there and we're just going to support with these fingers. Then to do the lung press we go ahead and press forward and then we kind of wave their foot towards us back. And we go front and back. We're going to do this bilaterally. So it means we're going to be doing it on both feet. We could do it the other direction too. You'll do the other foot as well. Some of the other things you could do could be the metatarsal mover. Just with your thumbs moving the metatarsal heads ever so gently. Again it's really important sometimes the just gentlest of touch for someone who's going through cancer is really, really special. So I encourage you to look into how to be present with your friend or family member and even just holding the feet can be really valuable. You can also work on the foot, in general, as a whole. So you could do all the reflexology techniques. You could do the thumb walking, the finger walking, in particular for the entire body. So we can for instance to the whole arch or belly of the foot. You could do the thumb walking up. You're passing through all of these wonderful vital organ reflexes. Certainly get your maps and look at what you're passing through. You might want to give a little more or less attention to something depending on the kind of cancer your person has. In addition you also can do thumb walking on the heels. You could do it on the ball of the foot. The whole lymphatic system falls through here and across here. So certainly you could do everything, but the relaxation techniques tend to be very popular amongst cancer patients.
Thank you, Greener Pastures Charitable Foundation for this video about Greet The Day Oncology Massage Programs.
For many years, doctors we weary of cancer patients getting massage treatments. About 20 years ago, it was even seen as a contraindication, for fear that it might flush bad toxins in the lymphatic system. In this video Sonia Jones consults with Jennifer Ashton, Clinical Massage Therapist and Program Coordinator at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Dubin Breast Center at in New York City, who uses massage and mindfulness practice as part of cancer treatment. Today, with more understanding of the disease and treatment, professionals like Ashton advocate for massage, and she claims, with full research behind her, that massage is 100% safe. Learn more about the techniques and methodology she uses in the video above. Related: The New Cutting-Edge Treatments for Breast Cancer http://www.sonima.com/videos/treatments-for-breast-cancer/
Norton Cancer Institute provides massage therapy to help cancer patients take their mind off treatment and relax in a safe, quiet environment to promote healing and comfort.
For more information go to NortonCancerInstitute.com
What is Oncology Massage Therapy?
“They're telling me now I am cancer free. Yeah!”
“This gives me a chance to get out and be around people and get the actual human contact and knowing that I'm in safe hands and that I'm just going to have an hour where I don't even have to think about the cancer or think about the the grandkids or anything it's my hour and it's for me.”
Rachel Gee- Massage Therapist
Oncology massage therapy focuses on the needs of our patients. Their ever changing needs of our patients being from initial diagnosis to treatment to end of life.”
“It just helped me feel better and it gave me courage and strength to get up and get dressed whereas you know all I wanted to do is lay around the house and do nothing.”
Rachel Gee- Massage Therapist
Some of the benefits of massage is massage provides comfort and is relaxing. It can reduce the severity and symptoms of side effects and it can improve sleep and it can reduce a sense of isolation. Massage therapy offers an emotional support with positive touch and massage therapy creates peace of mind and a source of well-being.”
I can definitely tell the difference between a spa massage and the light touch massage that I get here. Their main focus is my comfort level and that has just been the most awesome part.”
Rachel Gee- Massage Therapist
“The adjustments that we make for our patients are positioning. We allow them to be in whatever position they're able to. As far as pressure, we want to stay in a range that is comfortable for them. As far as positioning goes, if the patient had just had surgery, we may prop them up or they may want to lie on their side. Whatever is comfortable for them that day.”