Here’s an article written by Dr. Sanjay Gupta published in Time Magazine, October 22, 2008.
Dr. Gupta reviews a study on massage for people living through cancer treatments. There are benefits in body AND mind for people who receive massage while being treated with chemotherapy. The levels of serotonin and dopamine, two “feel good” neurotransmitters, rise during and after massage. This brings about elevated moods, pushing back the depression that comes with living in pain.
I’m doing some research on courses on massage for people living with cancer or undergoing chemotherapy. Looks like a course is coming up in the fall with Tracy Walton on Cancer and Massage Therapy. Time to bring this good work to Concord, NH!