Wollongong Oncology Massage TherapyLouise Steffens2018-07-16T10:55:56-04:00
Louise’s aim is to provide you with a measure of comfort, compassion and care.
As we walk with you on your cancer journey, we will guide and educate you while we treat the changes that occur in your body, skin, hair, scalp and nails. This is done through nurturing therapeutic light touch massage and specialized oncology beauty services,
Louise has been working as a massage & beauty therapist for over 30 years and has opened a small boutique clinic that specialises in caring for people that are undergoing medical treatments for a life threatening disease.
What is Integrated oncology therapies? It is massage and beauty treatments – facials, pedicures, body treatments modified to ensure a safe outcome for cancer clients and the massage is a specific form of a therapeutic treatment involving gentle pressure techniques, performed by therapists with specialised training, which aims to improve quality of life for people with a diagnosis or history of cancer. While it does not treat cancer itself, it can alleviate the side effects caused by conventional treatments such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.
Who can benefit? Anyone who has been treated for cancer, from those in active treatment to those in recovery or survivorship, as well as those at the end of life, may benefit from integrated oncology treatments. Patients report many and varied changes after massage. Medical research also shows that the benefits of oncology massage continue for several days after the massage experience.
Louise is a specialized oncology Massage & Beauty therapist that has trained in the full spectrum of cancer-related issues: the physical consequences of cancer, the side effects of various treatments, and the psycho-social and emotional consequences. She will take a detailed history of the client and work with them to determine how best to tailor the session to suit their needs. Her training included how to work safety around devices such as ports and surgical sites, and will also advise the client, their family and carers how to self-manage the side effects. From facial skin treatment to hand, foot and scalp massage each session aims to nourish and ease symptoms.
For more information contact Louise on 0423 600 415
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