Oncology Massage and Lymphedema Awareness: Supporting a Loved One during or after Cancer
Unfortunately we are all touched by the increasing numbers of people being diagnosed with Cancer, going through treatment, or having lost the battle. Have you wanted to do something to help but not known what to do?
In this uplifting, interactive & informative evening, you will learn how to safely massage and support a loved one during or after Cancer treatment.
- Learn how Oncology Massage Therapy can support your health and wellbeing.
- Gain awareness on Lymphedema and how massage can be safe during & after cancer.
- A family member or friend will learn how to compassionately touch you in a safe and therapeutic way (seated in chairs).
You are encouraged to bring a family or friend that is willing to support you on this healing journey with cancer. This workshop will help empower your loved one to support you with compassionate touch. Your quality of life may be enhanced, fear and anxiety may be reduced, and your body and spirit will be nurtured.
“Oncology Massage” is a specialty where the massage therapists are trained in the treatments of cancer, side-effects, risks, and how to safely support someone in their journey to optimal health and wellness. Studies have shown that 20 to 53% of cancer patients are using massage therapy to improve their quality of life and that it provides relief from side-effects of cancer treatments.
Oncology Massage also offers benefits for ones emotional wellbeing. Massage can provide much needed nurturing and compassionate touch as a supportive addition to medical treatments and procedures that can be invasive. Massage brings nurturing, connection, relief, and a greater sense of wholeness between body, mind, and spirit.
Wednesday, May 22nd, 6-7:30 pm, Cancer Support Community
530 Hampshire Rd, Westlake Village, CA 91361. Please RSVP to 805-379-4777
All are welcome to attend the free lectures or contact Steve for more information.
*Lymphedema is swelling and enlargement of an arm or leg and is irreversible if people don’t understand the risks and get support sooner than later. (Anyone with a lymph node removed through surgery or radiation treatment may be at risk – even years after treatment.) Many doctors are not aware of the risks let alone private massage therapists or day spas. For example: deep tissue massage would never be advised for a limb at risk.
Facilitators: Steve Romey is a Certified Oncology Massage Therapist, health educator, and advocate for Oncology Massage and Lymphedema risk awareness. He has been working with people on a cancer-healing journey for over 12 years and supports clients from LA to Santa Barbara. Wendy Kunkel is a massage therapist, Holistic Health Coach & Spiritual Counselor. Steve & Wendy enjoy
teaching and supporting people experience optimal wellness in all areas – body, mind & Spirit.