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Massage

Massage for Cancer Patients
Offered at McLaren Port Huron

For patients in our inpatient Oncology unit or undergoing cancer treatment at the Wismer Outpatient Health Center, Compassionate Touch massage services are provided at no cost. Talk with your nurse about scheduling this free service.

Oncology Massage is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques used to safely work with cancer patients and survivors. Our Trained massage therapist provides modified, light touch massage to promote relaxation and stress management through caring and supportive touch

For those experiencing the effects of Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN), a modified massage can help ease the side effects of this condition. During the 15-minute session, the certified therapist focuses on hands, feet or shoulders with focused attention, intentional touch and sensitive massage with compassionate communication..

Benefits of Oncology Massage

Evidence shows that massage can benefit cancer patients, both physically and emotionally. These benefits include reduction in anxiety and stress, improve sleep, reduce pain and fatigue and promote a sense of well being. Services

Location of the Massage Therapist

Modified massage services for Oncology patients are also available in our Women’s Wellness Place before or after scheduled medical visits.

For patients in our In Patient infusion center and inpatient Oncology Unit, compassionate touch massage services provided are hand, foot or neck massages at no cost.

Meet Our Massage Therapist

Kim is a licensed massage therapist, board certified in therapeutic massage and body work with additional training and certification in Oncology massage and is a member of the Society for Oncology Massage. Services are provided in the safe setting of McLaren Port Huron's Women's Wellness Place, Kim can help you find the right technique for you and your needs. With more than 15 years of experience in massage therapy, you can relax knowing you are in good hands.
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