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Southern Health News – Soothing hands ease cancer journey

  • Posted by Andrea
  • On May 9, 2017
Andrea Cornish is now providing massages to oncology patients at the Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) as featured in the March 2017 edition of The Southern Health News. In a SA state first, patients admitted to FMC’s cancer ward 5G are able to receive hand, foot neck and body massages from an Oncology Qualified remedial therapist. […]
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Dry July Sponsors Oncology Massage at Flinders Hospital

  • Posted by pete
  • On April 11, 2017
In a state-first, patients admitted to FMC’s cancer ward (Ward 5G) are able to receive hand, foot, neck and body massages from an oncology qualified remedial massage therapist to help ease some of the symptoms associated with their disease. Oncology Massage Therapist Andrea Cornish visits the ward twice a week to provide massage for patients […]
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Massage – Pain and Bruising

  • Posted by Andrea
  • On October 18, 2016
All too often have I seen clients in my clinic with severe bruising all over their bodies from massages provided in other clinics.  I am told these were often very painful massages and the bruising would last for weeks. ‘No pain – No gain’ is a Fallacy in massage therapy I have on occasion had clients […]
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Knee problems

  • Posted by Andrea
  • On September 15, 2016
Most of us have experienced knee problems at one time or another. These can either come on very suddenly or over time. The causes of knee pain are many and varied, and not all involve injury to the knee directly.  Some causes of knee problems can be due to ligaments, muscles or bone surrounding the […]
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Compression garments when travelling. Do I need them?

  • Posted by Andrea
  • On September 10, 2016
Sitting for long periods of time without actively moving your legs, especially on a plane, on a bus, on a train or in a car, can slow down the blood flow in your legs and increase the risk of a DVT (deep vein thrombosis).  Painful and swollen legs are often the first symptoms. Some factors to […]
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The Don. A must-have for putting on Compression Garments

  • Posted by Andrea
  • On September 1, 2016
Do you wear Compression Garments? If you wear compression stockings or sleeves you will be all too familiar with struggling to put them on. It’s hard work! Also the stockings (and sleeves) are expensive so you really need to be careful to not damage them while trying to put them on and off. Doff n’ Donner […]
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Massage for the Medically Frail or Terminally Ill

  • Posted by Andrea
  • On August 30, 2016
Massage for the Medically Frail or Terminally Ill There are so many benefits of touch therapies. Massage for medically frail or terminally ill people takes on a different purpose and style compared to the type of massage a healthy person would receive. The type of massage is much more gentle and slower and designed to […]
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Medical Massage

  • Posted by Andrea
  • On August 25, 2016
Medical Massage Any person is eligible to receive a medical massage and referrals by a health practitioner are not always necessary.  Massage is usually highly adapted to each patient’s specific needs.  A patient may receive a medical massage in a hospital, in a nursing home or at the massage clinic.  Massage can reduce relief from […]
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Medical Massage

  • Posted by Andrea
  • On August 23, 2016
Medical Massage A medical massage is much more gentle and requires a lot more considerations than a remedial massage.  Oncology massage is a type of medical massage. In order to provide a safe massage for medically frail people, a massage therapist is required to have extensive additional training, have a sound understanding of lymphatic drainage principles, […]
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Oncology Massage Post Mastectomy

  • Posted by Andrea
  • On August 23, 2016
Oncology Massage post mastectomy Oncology massage post mastectomy can speed up your healing process and improve the end results of your reconstruction. Oncology massage post mastectomy can assist you to get back “in touch” with your body. Benefits of Oncology massage post mastectomy Post mastectomy difficulties may include atrophy (wasting of muscle) caused by limited […]
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