Cancer Council Australia have a new statement regarding complementary therapies for people undergoing cancer treatment.
According to the Cancer Council, complementary therapies may be used together with conventional medical treatments to support and enhance the patients/clients quality of life and well-being. All complementary therapies do not aim to cure the person’s cancer – instead they are used to help control symptoms such as pain and fatigue.
Complementary therapies include relaxation, talking therapies, meditation, visualisation, acupuncture, aromatherapy, reflexology, music therapy, art therapy and massage.
Is this what we do as estheticians/skin care specialists/beauty therapists……plus more?
The Cancer Council clearly state that some complementary therapies may not be recommended during cancer treatment as these treatments may interfere with treatment and/or possibly worsen side-effects.