Easing discomfort through oncology massage & lymphatic massage

A mobile service assisting patients in Adelaide through oncology massage, paediatric oncology massage, lymphatic massage, palliative massage and touch therapies.

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Oncology massage

Whether you have been newly diagnosed, currently undergoing treatment or have long since finished, your oncology massage therapist will mindfully adjust time, pressure and positioning to your unique circumstances.

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Paediatric Oncology massage

As part of an integrative care approach, paediatric oncology massage is a care intervention which may ease symptoms associated with the treatment for cancer.

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Lymphatic Massage

Lymphoedema can be a side effect of surgery and radiation therapy. The aim of management is to reduce and control swelling, improve the range of movement of the affected area and prevent infections.

Meet Judy Valero

AS A COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIST, I USE GENTLE TOUCH TO OFFER ASSISTANCE WITH EASING PAIN, DISCOMFORT AND REDUCING STRESS.

Judy consulting with cancer patient about oncology massage

Judy has studied and used a variety of massage and touch based skills to assist people in their journey towards wellness. Oncology massagepalliative massagepaediatric oncology massage and lymphoedema support are her current focus.

Originally trained as a remedial massage therapist and then as a lymphoedema therapist, Judy has qualified in other diverse areas of body based and energetic healing techniques. She enjoys learning and deepening her understanding and practice.

Certifications are both Australian and internationally recognised. Judy offers a mobile service and can generally visit people in their home, aged care facility or hospital. Increasingly, Judy has been asked to work with children who have a diagnosis of cancer and their families.

Judy is renowned for a gentle nurturing touch to support the journey, whether to wellness or to end of life. Oncology MassageLymphatic Massage and Touch Therapy are her tools of choice. People, young and old, medically fragile or in palliative care, are the client group that she is drawn towards.

ACCREDITATIONS

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Thank you for my massage. It was really relaxing and enjoyable. I drifted off to sleep and when I woke up I felt much better. It helps me feel calm.

Anonymous

“Really nice” “She loved it” “Really good … really fantastic”
“This is fantastic…I’ll come back again anytime, even when I am well”

Anonymous

“How did she get so good at that?” – 8 year old comment to her mother
“She was very flat before, now she is very energised” – mother

Anonymous

My son finds it relaxing and it destresses him, allowing him to focus on “nice feelings” instead of health concerns. It should be offered as complimentary therapy on ward for oncology patients able to “manage” such therapy.

Anonymous

The two lymph drainage sessions I had with you to date have been a very relaxing and nurturing experience. My arm feels softer afterwards, and the swelling definitely reduced. I’m really grateful that you are there!

P. D - Unley

I remember the very first time I had my Bars run. I sat up. I got off the table and it was like I was floating. I actually smiled with my whole face, for the very first time. In a very long, long time, probably in my whole life. I could actually smile with my whole body. It was like everything had just lifted, and I was free. I was free to actually be smiley and happy and cheerful. … Yeah, it’s this weird thing, like you just lie down and like this person just touches your head and like you get up after an hour and a half and you feel real good. And that was about all that I could say about it. Because I just felt so wonderful.

L H - Woodville

Mrs Valero is very passionate about oncology massage and this is demonstrated in her knowledge of paediatric oncology massage and all in the time she spends with and level of care she takes in working with families. … The feedback we have received from clients whom she has provided massage therapy to and the treating medical teams has been incredibly positive and the direct benefits to the children have been noted including: assistance with pain relief, stress reduction, lowered anxiety levels & increased self-confidence.

A B - Childhood Cancer Association

Thanks so much for your gift of massage and spiritual support to our patients and carers. You share your amazing skills and attributes with them. We are very grateful for gifting your time and skills to our service.

T R - Palliative Care Service

Judy attended ward today and gave a massage to Alice which she found very beneficial. Alice has been requiring significant amounts of pain relief via her ITC however, this afternoon, has only required one up to this time. Alice said that she would love to have another massage if at all possible … Great outcome for our patient. Thank you Judy.

S N - Palliative Ward

I know that Paula and Brian thanked you yesterday when you were there. Sally asked me to pass on their feedback to her as well. Sally said that they “loved the massage” and that “Paula was crying: she was so happy about it”.

T R - Palliative Care Service

That was really good. … I really needed that. … My body just went “ahhhh”.

M R - Rostrevor

So relaxed. Amazing… Judy, I had the best sleep since I cannot remember. I feel much more free in the abdomen and even managed to empty my bowels with no straining this morning. You are truly heaven sent!

F J - Ashton

Feet are back to normal size… I can put my shoes on again, no pain in my knees.

A B - Golden Grove

The lymphatic massage was so soft, calming and soothing. It was exactly what I needed the day prior to abdominal surgery required for Lymphoma diagnosis. I believe I was still experiencing the benefits from this massage well after the surgery took place. Judy is very professional and caring.

J F - Marble Hill

I got MS, and because of this my legs swelled up. When I went to [Aged Care Facility] they brought in a lovely lady called Judy. Using her skills of gentle touching my body and activating the nodes to reduce the swelling and by massaging my body, she enabled the lymphoedema to reduce a lot in size.

D V - Littlehampton

Judy – comes into our home to attend to my elderly Mum – who suffers from Dementia Alzheimer’s Vascular. The role of massage touch therapy has proven to be so beneficial to Mum’s overall wellbeing. Judy, handles the situation beautifully giving Mum total Respect, Care and Warmth. Judy is a delightful, generous and tactful lady who is also excellent at her job. 5 Star ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Care with a Smile. ? Win Win!! As a full time Carer to my mother I have no hesitation in recommending this talented lady.

B A - Clapham

I can move fingers more freely… can feel lymph draining across my back.

E W - Fulham Gardens

Thank you so much. Sunni said really lovely things about your skills and experience. Please organise regular massages. It makes me happy that I can help her via your massage. Sunni said in a message to me: “She’s really good and very knowledgeable. I think the lymphatic drainage is going to help me. Thank you for your generosity, it is wonderful to have a special massage, I shall look forward to it.”

K C - Sydney

Very relaxed – luxurious… I have been feeling much better since your wonderful massage.

B R - North Adelaide

Most relaxed I’ve ever felt… fabulous.

J D - Rosewater

So good… feel connected… no pain since first visit… emotional anger/pain is gone… in a deeply relaxed space.

D H - Nairne

That was amazing. Fantastic. I feel like a baby being caressed by its mother.

V E - Elizabeth Downs

I was so grateful for the massage I had… with Judy. I had the best night’s sleep for a long time that night… On Monday I had a wonderful massage courtesy of Judy… I just wanted you to know how grateful I am for these wonderful people.

S C - Semaphore

This feels luxurious … I haven’t felt touch like this for many years.

M C - Athelstone

Truly amazing. With my 5-year-old son going through Leukaemia life has been overwhelming and painful to say the least. … I never felt so relaxed, centred and feel as though I can deal with the hard year ahead much easier. The tension that is lifted is “truly amazing”. Judy is such a gentle and understanding lady and I will keep continuing to have my sessions as it does help my inner being. Thank you Judy.

D C - Brighton

The massages have been incredibly beneficial and have both come at times of immense anxiety and pressure due to circumstances relating to my little man.

C V - Greenwith

What a wonderful, holistic experience. I firmly believe that massage is of great benefit to the body as a whole during times of stress and feels sure that for children undergoing chemotherapy it would be very helpful. Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy this experience – it has been a moment of great comfort during a stressful time

J G - Belair

The ongoing stress for a parent associated with childhood cancer can be relentless and draining. Judy’s massage is a chance to switch off, relax and clear negative thought. It gives the body a chance to revive and restore itself. A series of massages would be ideal – will have to work on that! Thank you for a worthwhile and wonderful service.

A G-S - Highgate

Judy attended ward today and gave a massage to [Angela] which she found very beneficial. [Angela] has been requiring significant amounts of pain relief via her ITC however, this afternoon, has only required one up to this time [several hours later]. [Angela] said that she would love to have another massage if at all possible. Great outcome for our patient. Thank you Judy.

Susan, Nurse - Palliative Ward

A week after the last chemo I can definitely say that the energy work helps ease the cognitive impairment. It was the most debilitating aspect of treatment and it was a welcome surprise not to have it escalate throughout these last two rounds of chemo. I still had fatigue but that’s lifting now. Thank you for your support, I’ve really appreciated it.

Donna

I feel surprisingly clear headed this morning! Probably the best Sat after chemo so far! It will be interesting to see how the rest of the day goes.

Anonymous

Your lymphoedema drainage massages help move fluid out of my arms and leave me feeling much softer and comfortable overall. You are always helpful and willing to follow up with extra information when needed and your mobile service is an added bonus for someone like myself who can’t drive. I really appreciate your genuine caring nature.

L B - Gawler

Floating on clouds… walking much better… She loved it. Her legs are looking the best they have been for ages. She has more toe flexibility. Last week she made two trips to the supermarket which she has not done for ages.

R H - Melrose Park

With Access Consciousness Body Process treatments (MTVSS and Running of the Bars) by Judy, I experienced a great concentration of heat and energy flow. This in turn brought about a feeling of wellbeing for body and mind repair.

J F - Marble Hill

My son finds it relaxing and it de-stresses him, allowing him to focus on “nice feelings” instead of health concerns. It should be offered as complimentary therapy on ward for oncology patients able to “manage” such therapy.

Anonymous

Judy attended ward today and gave a massage to Alice which she found very beneficial. Alice has been requiring significant amounts of pain relief via her ITC however, this afternoon, has only required one up to this time. Alice said that she would love to have another massage if at all possible … Great outcome for our patient. Thank you Judy.

S N - Palliative Ward

After having a massage I have been aware of life’s energy flowing through my body for several days. I honour where Judy is coming from as love, truth and light flow through her higher self to her healing hands. I feel the unconditional healing that is carried to me, through you. Thank you Judy.

P L - Plympton

The two lymph drainage massages I had from you to date have been a very relaxing and nurturing experience. My arm feels softer afterwards, the swelling definitely reduced. I’m really grateful that you are there!

P D - Goodwood

Truly amazing… I have never felt so relaxed, centred and feel as though I can deal with this hard year ahead much easier.

J D - Rosewater
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