Massage therapy, cryotherapy, and acupuncture are great non-addictive ways to approach pain therapy for patients with a cancer diagnosis.
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!
The results of this study should bolster the value of including massage therapy as an integral part of oncology treatment programs.