I'll be interested to hear whether you have the hot stone massage. A friend & I went for a spa day a few days before my surgery on Fri 13th Feb, one of my booked treatments was a back & shoulder massage. I was advised that it was their company policy that clients had to be 3 years clear of cancer treatment before they could have massages! So my treatment was changed to a facial. Anyone else come across this before?
Thanks Julie, I think I have another treatment as I am terrified of getting Lymphodema. Just another reminder of cancer that I will not be able to have the the things I had before but I am grateful to be here. Keep well xxxxxx
Hi Suzanne, What a lovely friend but I know what you mean. I was considering one myself but not sure if it's ok or not really (I had WLE and node clearance last May). I would probs suggest discussing it with the masseur (as presumably they learn about such things when training?) and then go with your gut instinct. Not terribly helpful I know but hope you enjoy your treatment whatever you decide. Julie x
My lovely best friend has bought me a hot stone massage and its booked for tomorrow. Just looked and I think I should swap it to a pedicure. Had my mastectomy 24th Jan 2014 with all lymph nodes taken (46 6 with cancer) I am numb down my side and along my arm and think this might not be a good idea. Anybody out there think the same. Love suzanne