A rubdown from a licensed massage therapist just feels good, plus it can ease symptoms like pain, fatigue, anxiety, nausea, and depression. It’s safe even for people in advanced stages of the disease. When you book an appointment, let the therapist know that you have cancer. They can offer some options that will work best for your condition. If you’re getting radiation, tell them to avoid those areas, as well as any skin that is red or swollen.