There is always a safe way to use touch or to offer someone with cancer a simple form of massage.
Simply holding with no pressure or placing your hands nearby instead of directly on a site is advised when pressure may be hurtful.
Avoid stretching the skin where the skin is fragile.
Presence is very important with touch. Give your full attention to what you are doing at that moment. Presence may be communicated by easing in gradually and gently, using soft hands and taking hands away gently.
Certification programs for massage therapy and cancer care are available, and training should take place before offering oncology services in your skin care facility.