JUN 2018

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O n c o l o g y M a s s a g e • june 2018 • [ 45 ] © GETTY IMAGES Ju st as with clients of any age, there are a variety of reasons a massage might not be advisable for teens, including severe illness, acute injuries, high blood pressure, compromised immunity, or unexplained swelling or skin conditions. "We wouldn't recommend this treatment after any recent injuries or surgeries," adds Tuerck. "However, once those areas have healed, this massage can aid recovery as it increases circulation and de- stresses the muscles." Learning the advantages of massage at a younger age helps set teens up for healthy lifestyle choices that they can carry into their adult years, says Tuerck. "It's wonderful that we're seeing an increase in teens wanting massages for health and wellness purposes," she notes. "They're becoming more aware of a well- rounded health program that includes not only exercise and proper nutrition, but activities like massage that focus on the mind, body and spirit." Oncology Massage (50-80 min./$95-$135) Thérapie, Las Vegas This treatment was introduced at Thérapie in 2015 after several of its therapists took an oncology massage continuing education class, says spa owner Sally Spurgeon, LMT, MMP, a certifi ed lymphedema therapist who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. "After my surgery, I developed a technique to help other women overcome the resulting pain and limited range of motion," Spurgeon notes. That, combined with volunteer work in the cancer community, led Spurgeon to the specialized technique off ered at her spa today. Gentle, gliding strokes are used to induce relaxation and a sense of well-being, and pressure is adjusted according to the Walton Scale, developed by Massachusetts-based oncology massage therapist and educator Tracy Walton. "Clients may disrobe or remain comfortably clothed, depending on their mobility level," notes Spurgeon. "We use Epicuren Discovery unscented lotion in our treatments, unless the guest has an allergy to macadamia nuts, in which case we use Pure Pro lotion or none at all." The massage's main goals are to relax the client; relieve pain, anxiety, nausea and depression; and encourage more restful sleep. When the UNEXPECTED Strikes 65 years of meeting and exceeding our Salon & Spa clients' expectations. A Leading Insurance Program for Salons & Spas EXPECT THE BEST FROM SASSI ® INSURANCE When it comes to insurance, there are no surprises with SASSI from Brownyard Group. Our deep Salon & Spa industry knowledge means exceptional coverage, risk management and claims handling — we've set high expectations for ourselves as one of the longest-running, family owned and operated specialty program insurer. Set high expectations for your insurance with SASSI – contact us for a competitive quote. ® Insurance when you expect the BEST 888-823-9380

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