Goals of cancer recovery exercise- the primary goals of a breast cancer recovery exercise program is to:

Maintain and improve endurance and cardiovascular fitness

Reduce side effect frequency and intensity during treatment

Reduce the risk of osteoporosis and shoulder problems. Increase total body range of motion and specifically, ROM in the shoulder chest and back with a focus on shoulder flexion, abduction, and internal/ external rotation strengthen the chest, shoulder, and back, including the pectoralis major, latissimus dorsi, anterior ,deltoid, rotator cuff and rhomboids


Improve strength and lean body mass decrease stress, improve mood and self- esteem promote wellness and quality of life



What is cancer?

Cancer cells are the abnormal cells that grow uncontrollably, function inefficiently and invade other normal cells and tissues. These malignant cells attack some of the vital tissues and restrict them from supplying the necessary resources to various different parts of the body. Due to lack of resources like oxygen and blood, the normal healthy cells become weak and inefficient to function normally and tend to join the cancerous cells.

Cancerous cells also bring about an abrupt division and growth of cells and also prevent the old cells from dying in the natural way. This leads to generation of considerable amount of excess cells in the body. The process of abnormal cell growth disturbs the coordination between various metabolic activities occurring in the body and hampers the overall development process. This forces even the normal and healthy cells and tissues to behave abnormally and spread the cancerous infection further. Such cells accumulate in a particular area to form a lump-like structure called as tumor. These tumors are primarily responsible to spread the infection rapidly to other parts of the body and increase the intensity of the disease.

Tumors can be benign or cancerous. Cancerous tumors are the ones who lead the basis for cancer by invading healthy cells and tissues. These tumors have a tendency to metastasize and can spread to other areas of the body by way of metastasis. It is difficult to eliminate cancerous tumors as they have a tendency to regenerate. They need to be controlled by some of the harshest cancer treatments like radiotherapy and chemical therapy. It is difficult to remove such tumors by surgery alone.

Benign tumors are comparatively harmless and do not affect the normal body cells and tissues. They may appear as a lump and look quite similar to cancer tumors. Thus, a thorough diagnosis is necessary to decide whether a tumor is malignant or benign. Benign tumors can be eliminated quite easily by surgical methods. They generally do not recur and refrain from causing further health complications. Benign tumors may turn cancerous if left unattended for long time and thus, should be eliminated immediately on their detection.

What is cancer origin?

Cancer can develop in any parts of the body. Prostate, breast and lung cancers are the most common forms of cancers worldwide. Lung, abdominal, prostate, breast, colon and rectum, liver and bone cancer are some of the major types of cancers. They may originate in the organ itself or may metastasize from other parts of the body through metastasis. Cancer originating in the respective organ is known as primary cancer while the one that reaches the organ by process of metastasis is called as secondary cancer. Secondary cancers cause more damage than the primary ones as they impact a large number of areas simultaneously.

What is cancer scenario today?

Prostate cancer occurs only in males and is one of the major types accounting for almost 29% of the overall cancer cases. Breast cancer is prevalent mostly in females and accounts for approximately 30% of the overall cancer cases in females. Lung and bronchus cancer is another major form accounting for around 14% cases in both males and females. Colon and rectum cancer is the fourth-most common cancer occurring in both males and females and is detected in around 6% of the overall cancer cases.

Lung and bronchus cancer is the leading cause of deaths due to cancer and accounts for approximately 28% and 26% of the overall cancer deaths in men and women respectively. Prostate cancer is responsible for 11% cancer deaths while the breast cancer accounts for around 15% cancer deaths. Colon and rectum cancer is responsible for 8% and 9% of the overall cancer deaths in men and women respectively. Other forms of cancer are not that common but may lead to many severe disorders if the cancerous tumors are allowed to grow uncontrollably. Immediate treatment has to be undertaken after detection of tumors or any other cell abnormalities in the body.

Many contemporary techniques have been developed to make cancer detection process easier and faster. Biopsy and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan are some of the basic and commonly adopted techniques to detect and locate cancer tumors. Computed tomography (CT) scan, fine needle aspiration biopsy and ultrasound are some other reliable techniques to inspect the body for cancerous growth of tumors.

Cancer treatments mainly depend on when and how the cancer tumors are detected. Usually, the treatments are light if tumors are detected in the initial or developmental stages. Cancer treatment is most aggressive in the fourth stage and the main aim is to avoid further growth of cancer cells. Apart from allopathic treatments, cancer can also be controlled by some other forms of therapies like Ayurveda, homeopathy and certain home remedies.

'What is cancer' can be understood thoroughly if the major causes and symptoms of the disease are studied carefully. Smoking, drinking and tobacco chewing are some of the major causes of the disease. Presence of Human Papillomavirus (HPV), AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) and other sexually transmitted disease can make a person more vulnerable to cancer infection. Difficulties in breathing, improper food digestion, abdominal pains and improper bowel movements are some of the early signs of cancer. Sudden weakness, loss of appetite, weight loss and difficulties in normal body movements should be taken seriously. All cancers are curable if a systematic pattern of treatment is followed under thorough medical supervision.





















































































































































The IDA MAE Center, Inc. Mission is to improve the quality of life for cancer survivors, clients, their family and friends by providing services that address the Physical, Emotional and Social challenges for preventative care and survivorship; through education, dance therapy, and wellness programsng a holistic approach to get back into life.



Cancer Wellness Therapy programs

Alternative used to describe a variety of practices and systems that are not part of the main-stream medicine. Alternative cancer therapy doesnít replace the work and services work and expertise of a doctor. These services work hand and hand with the medical aspect of cancer care and complete the picture of treating that whole person.

Using Complementary Therapies that focus on the mind, body and spirit these services contribute to a person overall health and can boost the immune systemís ability to fight cancer.


Some people find that certain methods, such as Tai Chi or Yoga are very useful to help control some of their symptoms and improve the quality of their lives.

The decision to use these methods is an important one; it is yours to make.




Dance Therapy



Dance Therapy is the therapeutic use of movement to improve the physical well-being of a person. It focuses on the connection between the mind and body to promote health and healing. Dance therapy can be considered an expressive therapy.


Dance Therapy is based on the belief that the mind and body work together through dance, it is through that in which people can identify and express their inner most emotions, brining those feelings to the surface.


Improve strength and lean body mass, decrease stress, improve moods and self-esteem, and promote wellness and quality of life.




Relaxation Training

Relaxation techniques are ways of focusing your attention on calming your mind and relaxing your muscles, relaxation techniques might include activities such as visualization exercise or progressive muscle relaxation. Relaxation techniques may be helpful in relieving anxiety and fatigue; it may also help people with cancer sleep better.





Meditation is a state of deep concentration when you focus your mind on one image, sound or idea,


such as a positive thought. When meditating, you might also do deep breathing or relaxation exercise. Meditation may help people with cancer by relieving anxiety, pain and stress.





Yoga combines stretching exercise with deep breathing. During a yoga session you position your body in various poses that require bending, twisting and stretching. There are many types of each with its own variation, yoga may provide some stress relief for people with cancer.



Tai Chi


Tai Chi is a form of exercise that incorporates gentle movements and deep breathing.

 Use meditation and slow movement to affect flow of Chi and bring about physical self-awareness. Practicing Tai Chi may help relieve stress.





Crochet Therapy


Crochet Therapy relieves pain and gives a felling sense of  wellbeing, it helps you forget about Cancer for a little while as you focus on something else.




Bio Feedback Therapy

Use your mind to control various body functions, such as heart rate and blood flow, during biofeedback therapy. Biofeedback therapist uses an electronic device to monitor a specific body function, such as muscle tension and your heart rate.




Music Therapy


Use music and its influence to increase Psychological and Emotional Integration of the individual during treatment of an illness or disability.




Kids Kicking Out Cancer

We focus this program around the healing theme of martial art training, the goal is to help children with serious disease to empower them physically spiritually and emotionally.



Physical Exercise


Physical exercise involves movement of the body to achieve and maintain a healthy condition and a state of physical fitness.

 Exercise used as therapy to restore the body to a state of health is an effective activity for many people with Cancer

 Exercise and improve your physical and emotional health.


It reduces fatigue.


It lowers anxiety and depression.


It makes you feel generally happier.


It helps you feel better about yourself.




Support Group


The support group encourage sharing of initial fears and concerns in a supportive non-confrontational setting.

 In a group, they deal with difficult family relationships, share with others what they have learned from their diseases.




Energy Therapy



Energy therapy is an energy based therapy that uses no touch to restore and balance the mind and spirit. This therapy restores harmony, energy and balance.


Energy therapy does not target any one specific area, but rather improve life overall functions of the body.


Energy Therapy help alleviate pain, stress, acute and chronic conditions, sleep problems and recovery time after surgical operations; it also decreases depression due to the deepening of the spiritual connection that creates peace.



Holistic Nutrition


Holistic Nutrition is mostly tailor made for individuals with Cancer. Work with the whole self, emphasis on prevention, encourage, empower, and edify our clients to lead healthier nutrition programs.


Referral to a dietitian who can give you ideas on how to fight some of the side effects of cancer treatments.




   Corporate Wellness &  Yoga


  Cancer Wellness Therapy Programs


Based on condition and Doctor Referral


Classes are complementary for cancer clients and survivors.





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Yoga or Tai Chi Investment Pays Huge Health Dividends 

A simple 20 minute investment in yoga ot tai chi each morning can produce calm and peace, improved strehealing-power-of-tai-chi_and_yogangth, limberness, better immune function and lower blood pressure according to many health experts. An important advantage of yoga and tai chi is that they combine key elements of exercise -- aerobic, strength training, core stability, flexibility and balance -- into unified approaches.

Certain benefits, particularly stress reduction, can be seen in as little as one day. People report better sleep and improvements in digestive health within the first few days. Better digestive health can mean better bowel function, decreased constipation and possibly less system toxcity. Practiced regularly, yoga and tai chi may help reverse some effects of aging, such as joint pain, restricted and narrowed movements.

Health Benefits of Yoga and Tai Chi

While tai chi and yoga offers many health benefits in as little as one session, after 10 to 12 weeks of regular sessions, practitioners often notice several significant health benefits in several health areas. For example,

  • Reduces Stress. Yoga and tai chi's deep breathing exercises brings calming effect that reduces stress.
  • Improves Poor Posture. With regular practice yoga and tai chi helps the spine gets stronger and students notice that it is actually more comfortable to sit and stand straight.
  • Improves Scoliosis. The work on stretching and strengthening the spine has a dramatic effect on those working with a spinal curvature. Yoga and tai chi can help ease pain and the strength in the internal muscle structure of the back improves which starts to allow for great ease in movement and better posture.
  • Reduces and/or Alleviates Headaches. Many postures in the tai chi and yoga sequence relieve tension and tightness in the neck and shoulder area. As this area relaxes, blood flow increases and headaches often decrease or go away entirely.
  • Reduces Migraines. A study of yoga and people who experience migraines found that those doing yoga had less frequent and less intense migraines than did those taking medication.
  • Lowers Blood Pressure. With regular practice yoga and tai chi students find that they have lower blood pressure and better cardiovascular health.
  • Reduces Digestive Problems. With regular practice yoga and tai chi students find that they don't crave junk food as much. This inclination towards a healthier diet, coupled with calming the nervous system, helps with long-term digestive issues. Yoga and tai chi also can help improve symptoms from common digestive disorders such as irritable bowel disorder (IBS).
  • Reduces Constipation. Yoga and tai chi can relax the central nervous system by focusing on breathing increases a process called peristalsis. Peristalsis moves processed food through the digestive system and out of the body. Certain postures increase blood flow to the colon, further aiding the digestive process.
  • Improves Arthritis. Yoga and tai chi can help alleviate joint stiffness and reduced mobility of arthritis sufferers.
  • Alleviates/Improves Depression. Yoga and tai chi also helps alleviate depression. In addition to melatonin, the pineal gland also controls the release of serotonin, the "mood" hormone. As certain postures flush the pineal gland with oxygenated blood its function improves and emotional highs and low begin to even out.
  • Reduces Anxiety. Yoga and tai chi also helps alleviate anxiety.
  • Reduces/Improves Insomnia. Several yoga and tai chi postures focus on increasing blood flow through the pineal gland where melatonin, the hormone released to induce deep sleep, is released.
  • Improves your Sense of Well Being. Yoga and tai chi can increase your energy and improve your overall sense of well being.


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Alternative used to describe a variety of practices and systems that are not part of the main-stream medicine. Alternative cancer therapy doesnít replace the work and services work and expertise of a doctor. These services work hand and hand with the medical aspect of cancer care and complete the picture of treating that whole person.


Using Complementary Therapies that focus on the mind, body and spirit these services contribute to a person overall health and can boost the immune systemís ability to fight cancer.


Some people find that certain methods, such as Tai Chi or Yoga are very useful to help control some of their symptoms and improve the quality of their lives.




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