[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A lot of cancer centers are now providing massage therapy and promoting it as a complementary cancer treatment method. Massage therapy will not treat cancer outright. This is done by surgery or chemotherapy. However, it helps with cancer symptoms and side effects of the various conventional treatment methods given to the patient. Research involving massage therapy and its benefits for cancer patients is still young. However, it has been found that massage helps with nausea, pain, and anxiety. It also goes beyond evidence-based standards for helping to relieve mood disorders and depression in women suffering from breast cancer. Risks are inevitable when it comes to using massage therapy for cancer. Skin breakdown, bruising, and infection might occur. That’s why there are certain precautions to be made. For example, massage is not suitable when a patient has blood clots or when he or she has a very low platelet count. Now, let’s delve a bit deeper into massage therapy and its benefits for cancer. We will also look into how to find a certified oncology massage therapist.