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Have breast cancer, had stent replaced. Is it ok to take massage from a physio therapist?

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Thanks..yes... I am a massage therapist and i have a client who has had breat cancer about 1 year ago but apparent is free right now from that and within the month ow has just had 2 stent replaced to open up the heart on another matter... i know there is a potential lymphodema rist that can be trigger by even a light touch light touch... but she wants her hand massaged..... and she is hoping that might make her feel better.... she know swedish massage is contraindicated... welll i was wondering if you thought it wouold be alright if i worked on her hand and feet.... just gentle touch... i certainly dont wnat to do anything that could cause harm... so thanks for your suggestions... thanks XXXXXXX. YYYY@YYYY
Posted Sat, 24 Nov 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 4 hours later
Hi friend
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Gentle massage to the hands and feet poses no hazard. You can go ahead.

Only Isometric exercises are contra-indicated.
Regular isotonic exercises are actually a part of rehabilitation after heart attack, bypass surgery and so on.

A thing may be useless, but if it is harmless and gives satisfaction, why not try it?
It is the general policy in Medicine - anything in life for that matter...
The patient should understand and be convinced.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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