Massage Therapy: Increased Quality of Life for Cancer Patients
According to news coverage released by The American Medical Association, recent research shows massage therapy can benefit patients suffering from cancer. Besides alleviating common symptoms associated with cancer like nausea and fatigue, massage therapy has also been shown to reduce stress, depression, and anxiety— effectively improving the quality of life for these patients.
The study found that all participants experienced stress reduction and increased comfort compared to the group of usual standard-of-care patients. Therapeutic massage also resulted in significant improvement of quality of life for patients near the end of life by reducing pain and improving sleep.
With the increasing data to back up the many positive effects of massage therapy, the profession is seeing a recent boom across the county. The Soma Institute has been dedicated to helping spread awareness of the benefits of massage therapy.
Soma offers an 11 & 15-month Clinical Massage Therapy program tailored to meet the busy lives of its students. Led by skillful massage professionals with years of experience, students learn how to use natural methods to treat injuries, overworked muscles, painful ailments, and to promote the overall health of their clients.
If you’ve ever considered a career in Clinical Massage Therapy, now is the time to take that first step. Give one of Soma’s Career Counselors a call to find out more about the program and if it’s a good fit for you. A rewarding career is waiting for you. Give us a call at 1-800-694-5314.