At Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, we offer FREE oncology massage for those currently receiving treatment on an outpatient basis. Research studies have demonstrated the positive effects of massage therapy for people undergoing cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy, surgery or radiation.
Oncology massage uses a modified version of existing techniques to safely deliver a calming and soothing "light touch" to cancer patients. With clearance from your doctors, you can receive oncology massage when you come to the hospital before or after your treatment.
Receiving oncology massage can help:
- Decrease nausea
- Decrease Chemotherapy induced Neuropathy
- Lymphatic Support for Edema and swelling
- Reduces nervousness and stress
- Eases pain
- Improves energy level and overall well-being
- Improves sleep and ease's fatigue
- Promotes relaxation
- Reduce anxiety and depression
If you are currently undergoing cancer treatment, we invite you to try oncology massage therapy.
Receive Massage During Your Survivorship Journey
A visit to one of the support services representatives is the highlight of the day for many of our patients. A relaxing massage is often referred to as the best part of their treatment plan. Often requested and rarely refused, massage allows patients to mentally "escape."
All our Massage Therapist are certified and specially trained to work with patients in this environment
We are here for you when you are most vulnerable to neuropathy, edema, anxiety, depression, and overall discomfort. Oncology massage can help relax and calm you.
How It Works
Our massage service is one of numerous support services we are proud to offer to our patients while undergoing cancer treatment. The massages are complimentary (no charge), tips are not accepted. Appointments can be made directly with our office, or your doctor can refer you to our department for a session.
During your session, the specialty trained massage therapist will provide a thorough explanation of the massage and the numerous benefits.
The massage is generally focused on the feet and hands and the duration is about 25 to 30 minutes.