Massage therapy promotes general improvement in physical (i.e. reduced muscle soreness, improved muscle relaxation, discomfort, and respiratory rate), psychological well-being (i.e. reduced state and train anxiety and overall emotional well-being), and quality of life among pediatric cancer patients. Cancer cases among children continue to increase, driving health care providers to look for cheaper palliative treatment options for managing symptoms of both the illness and its treatment. In this regard, complementary and alternative procedures, such as massage therapy, are becoming popular.