A massage therapist has some clients who have battled breast cancer and who have had lymph nodes removed. They are active, and healthy, and report no signs of lymphedema . . . and they want “massage as usual” on their affected arms.
Is that possible? Is it advisable? What could go wrong?
In this short, pithy discussion, Rebecca Sturgeon, co-author of Oncology Massage: An Integrative Approach to Cancer Care and educational director at Healwell, and Ruth Werner discuss the options that this practitioner might consider to keep those clients safe while offering satisfying bodywork.
Full show notes and resources available at https://www.abmp.com/podcasts/ep-304-lymph-nodes-removed-rebecca-sturgeon-i-have-client-who-pathology-conversations-ruth-werner