Myofascial release showed decreased pain, increased shoulder movement, and increased functionality in women after breast cancer surgery.
Stretching Reduces Cancer Tumor Growth in a Study with Mice
The fact that simple stretching for only 10 minutes per day could reduce cancer tumor growth by 52% in this study involving mice is pretty amazing! Being a manual and movement therapy physician, author, and educator, it is clear to me that the human body needs movement. But to see a 52% improvement was incredible!
Massage Therapy Decreases Cancer-Related Fatigue
The results of this study should bolster the value of including massage therapy as an integral part of oncology treatment programs.