Frequently asked questions
What is the difference between Remedial massage and Oncology Massage Therapy?
Remedial massage and current modalities came out of the muscle- skeletal model. Oncology massage doesn’t try to fix, change or make better. Oncology Massage Therapy (OMT) adapts massage to safely nurture the body, mind and spirit of anyone dealing with cancer. We decrease the speed of the stroke and use very light pressure that is gentle and nurturing. Oncology Massage Therapy creates a safe space of comfort and peace.
How can Oncology Massage benefit me?
Studies have shown significant improvements of pain levels 47.8%, fatigue 42.9%, anxiety 59.9%, nausea 51.4% and depression 48.9% ( Cassileth & Vickers, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2004).
Is oncology massage only for those with a cancer diagnosis??
Oncology massage is suitable for those with a history of cancer, currently going through treatment such as chemotherapy. This massage is also suitable for the elderly, those who suffer with fibromyalga and also for those in a fragile state of health.
What is the difference between reflexology and Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage (RLD).
RLD is a specific sequence on the feet that was developed by Sally Kay that scientific evidence has shown to reduce swelling in the limbs of those who have lymphoedema.
How can reflexology benefit me?
Reflexology may help alleviate headaches, reduce fatigue, improve digestive issue, reduce pain and enhance your overall well being.
Do you offer Home Visits?
Yes we provide personalise massage and reflexology in the comfort of your own home and care home Perth metro, western Suburbs, North and South of the River.
For home visits do I need to provide anything?
Eden Wellness therapists bring everything they need to ensure you have a warm relaxing massage, linen, oils and the music. All you need to do is enjoy and relax and afterward you can stay in the comfort of your cosy home and no need to drive.
How do I choose the right therapist for me ?
A recommendation is a great way to start, however just because your friend loves their massage/reflexologist they may or may not not be the right fit for you and vice versa. Massage therapists and reflexologists are as individual as you are.
At Eden Wellness we do NOT believe in the no pain, no gain approach.
I am a senior looking to access aged care support, how do I do this?
To begin the process, you must first contact the goverment service called "My Aged Care" by either going to their website at www.myagedcare.gov.au or by calling them