Massage for Ovarian Cancer


Massage for Ovarian Cancer

Fight Back With Alternative Treatment for Ovarian Cancer

Giving yourself a massage when you have ovarian cancer helps you shift the balance of being cared for to taking control of your health. Massage has known and proven benefits for those who have been suffering from cancer. You may not be in a position to hire the services of a professional massage therapist. This is not a problem. There are many parts of your body that you can massage yourself: these include arms, legs, neck, feet, face, head, chest, torso and buttocks.

Let’s get started

Here’s the process to get started:

  1. Make up your own massage oil. This way you can control the ingredients. Of course, you could always purchase massage oil but creating your own does help get you more involved.
  2. Decide to do three massages in a week. These do not need to be longer than 10-minute massages. You might even be able to do this first thing in the morning after you wake up, or last thing before you go to sleep. The longer the massage oil sits on your skin, the more the medicinal benefits are transferred to your body.

Essential Oils

You’ll need to know a bit about what type of oils are used in your massage oil. Here’s a list of some of them:

  • Almond oil – Almond oil provides the perfect base. It’s non-greasy and absorbs into the skin well. It softens the skin and is high in both oleic and linoleic essential fats. It’s great for dry skin and skin that’s irritated.
  • Grape seed oil – This oil is one of the best for massage because it can tighten the skin and is also moisturizing and absorbs easily into the skin. It’s rich in linoleic acid, one of the essential fats, yet it’s non-greasy.
  • Jojoba oil – Jojoba oil can unclog pores. The anti-inflammatory properties of jojoba oil come from the high content of myristic acid in it. This oil stays fresh for long periods of time.
  • Olive oil – Olive oil stores well and skin loves it. It contains essential fats such as alpha linolenic acid.

Try mixing a blend like this:  70% almond oil, 20% grape seed oil, 5% jojoba oil, and 5% olive oil. Then add 3 to 6 drops of essential oil to about 4 ounces of your blend. Here are some suggestions for relaxing your body:

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  • Lavender
  • Rose
  • Melissa
  • Eucalyptus
  • Peppermint
  • Chamomile
  • Cloves
  • Marjoram
  • Patchouli
  • Jasmine
  • Ginger
  • Hyacinth
  • Sandalwood

Mix and Match

You can combine these essential oils to suit your olfactory bulbs. For example, try a floral blend of rose, lavender, hyacinth and jasmine to help you connect with feelings of goodness and love. Or try a super-relaxing combination of Melissa, jasmine, hyacinth, lavender, and ginger, or an invigorating combination of Eucalyptus and peppermint with a touch of patchouli or sandalwood. There are endless ideas you can come up with. Make sure to use organic oils and ones not meant for potpourri. The potpourri essential oils are not food-grade and not fit for consumption. They can irritate the skin. This is all you need to know to get started on this alternative treatment for your ovarian cancer. If you ever hire a professional massage therapist you can ask her to use your own special blend of oils.

Donna SchwontkowskiDonna Schwontkowski

Dr. Donna Schwontkowski is a retired chiropractor with two degrees in nutrition and a Master's in herbology. She is convinced that every illness can be improved significantly through diet and nutritional protocols.

Aug 18, 2014
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