Thursday, June 16, 2016

Oncology Nurses recommend aromatherapy massage and meditation to combat cancer related fatigue

Cancer Fatigue Prevention Recommendations from the Oncology Nursing Society


by Kathleen Lisson

Massage can reduce cancer fatigue

I am an associate member of the San Diego Oncology Nursing Society and received the following article in my email this week. 'Four Ways to Help Patients with Cancer Overcome Fatigue' offers tips nurses can pass on to their patients. I was surprised to learn that cancer related fatigue can last for years after treatment ends. How can patients with cancer prevent and reduce fatigue? Hannah West suggests exercise, meditation, aromatherapy massage. Read the article here for more of her advice: http://connect.ons.org/ons-connect-blog/4-ways-to-help-patients-with-cancer-overcome-fatigue

This ONS article links to several research studies showing how massage and aromatherapy massage can affect patients with cancer: https://www.ons.org/intervention/massagearomatherapy-massage-6

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