Tombstone Massage Therapy
916 East Fremont Street
On State Hwy 80
Tombstone, AZ 85638
Phone (520) 678-3862
Dr. William Louis Gyure
E-Mail bgyure1961@gmail.com
Masseur Lic # 25120
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Oncology Care Therapy

Type of Massage Therapy

                                        The Alternative to OPIATES
                                      Soothing Pain Relief Naturally   

Dr. Gyure, unlike most massage therapist, was  previously an oncology patient.  He is also a retired Patholigist and Medical Chemist. This makes him specifically qualified and experienced in addressing the special needs of any oncology patient.


Oncology Care Overview

 
Oncology massage is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment.  Anyone who has ever received cancer treatment, from those in active treatment to those in recovery or survivorship, as well as those at the end of life, are best served by a massage therapist who has received training in oncology massage.
 
Essential aspects of an oncology massage therapist's skill set are an informed understanding of the disease itself and the many ways it can affect the human body; the side effects of cancer treatments, such as medications, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation; and the ability to modify massage techniques in order to adapt for these side effects, as well as for the disease.

ONCOLOGY MASSAGE ASSESSMENTS

 
Clinical assessments and adaptations to the massage session for someone experiencing cancer or with a history of cancer treatment are critical to providing a safe massage. Standard oncology massage intake questions include those pertaining to:                                                                                            
 
     
  • cancer treatment history
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  • tumor site or metastasis
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  • compromised blood cell counts
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  • lymph node involvement
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  • blood clots or blood clot risk
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  • medications (short and long term)
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  • vital organ involvement
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  • fragile or unstable tissue
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  • medical devices
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  • fatigue, neuropathy or pain
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  • changes in sensation
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  • late effects of treatment
 

Being properly trained in Oncology Massage Therapy I will ask you questions about these issues and more, depending on your unique situation.  Many of the changes that will be made to your session will be virtually imperceptible to you as a recipient (and others may be quite obvious), but they are essential to safety and proper support of your well being.

 
Massage can make your cancer journey easier...but not just any massage; an oncology massage. Many of the body's responses to cancer and cancer treatment require changes to massage therapy. Dr. Gyure is a properly trained therapist and will tell you why and how.
 
If you are currently receiving treatment or have ever received treatment for cancer in your life the safest way for you to get massage is to have a massage therapist who has had appropriate training in the specifics of cancer and cancer treatment and how to use a knowledge of those specifics to provide safely adapted massage therapy for you at all stages of your cancer journey
 

Your personal health, well being and privacy are the center of Dr. Gyure's concerns.
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. William Louis Gyure
E-Mail bgyure1961@gmail.com
Phone (520) 678-3862
Masseur Lic # 25120
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