Massage Therapy Can Treat Side Effects of Mesothelioma - Advanced Chiropractic Spine & Sports Medicine
9th July
Massage Therapy Can Treat Side Effects of Mesothelioma

Massage Therapy Can Treat Side Effects of Mesothelioma

Recent studies show a spike in massage therapy among cancer patients with mesothelioma. According to Mesothelioma Hub, over 50% of patients experience painful, restrictive abdominal swelling and fluid buildup in the abdominal cavity. Doctors often recommend going to an experienced masseuse to reduce bloating, release tensions, and improve mood.

Massage therapy is typically a 30 to 90-minute session, which might be ideal depending on how intense your aches are. When you step into our LAX chiropractic, our massage therapists will discuss your medical history and your level of discomfort from mesothelioma. During this time, you can discuss which massage techniques that you’d like to incorporate or avoid. Each technique has a different amount of pressure. A few popular treatments are:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Classic/traditional
  • Swedish
  • Deep tissue
  • Hot stone
  • Myofascial

The Only Solution Is Physical Relief
Usually, muscles push fluid through the lymphatic system in patients without mesothelioma. When cancerous cells imbed and attack tissue surrounding vital organs, it can cause fluid buildup. As the tumors get enlarged, inflammation interrupts the process, causing them to get stored.

There is no cure for mesothelioma, but new cancer treatments have been introduced over the years to increase longevity and quality of life for patients. Although you may feel limited with what you can do, our elite therapeutic massages near LAX are sure to offer immediate physical relief.

What Can Massage Therapy Do?
Massage therapy is still a newfound remedy for mesothelioma patients, but treatments have a proven track record to:

  • Resolve depressive moods and disorders.
  • Give you a hind in controlling pain.
  • Ease anxiety and stress associated with mesothelioma.
  • Increase blood circulation and flow.
  • Lower swelling and inflammation
  • Cut chemotherapy-related neuropathic pain in half.
  • Relieve sore muscles.
  • Resolve fatigue from cancer.

Although there are remedies you can do at home, it is best to leave them to the professionals. You should schedule an appointment at our LA chiropractic center, especially with heightened sensitivity from surgery or chemo.

The Risks
Massage therapy is a safe treatment, but it might not be the right one for you. At Advanced Spine & Sports, we make our patient’s health a top priority. If you are undergoing chemotherapy or have cancer, there are risks you should know.

  • Blood Clot: Massages do not cause blood clots. However, with localized treatment comes the risk of dislodging a pre-existing blood clot.
  • Bone Fracture: If you have weakened bones, notify the massage therapist. We can use less/light pressure.
  • Bruising: Low platelet counts from chemo can cause bruising after massages.
  • Infection: If you have low white blood cells, the risk of getting sick increases
  • Torn skin: Radiation chemo weakens the skin. It might break when you pursue massage therapy from someone who does not specialize in this type of care.

Ready To Schedule Your Appointment?
Are you thinking of massage therapy? To schedule an appointment at our LAX office, call 310-943-3451 today!