Cindy Doody of Mariposa Massage and Body Therapy in Cohasset, Massachusetts … decided to become certified in oncology massage, which is now a supplement to her usual massage and body therapy business. Oncology massage patients can come to her office, or she makes house calls for patients who find it difficult to travel.
The American Cancer Society website lists information from studies that found that massage for cancer patients can help to decrease pain, fatigue, anxiety, stress and depression. Massage is considered to be a noninvasive addition to conventional cancer treatment.
—MESOTHELIOMA NEWS, Dallas, TX, Oct. 24