Massage Therapy

At the Dubin Breast Center, our massage therapists provide modified light-touch massage to meet the needs of someone in treatment for cancer or with a history of cancer treatment. Through a caring and supportive touch, we promote relaxation and stress management.

Benefits of Oncology Massage

Oncology Massage is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment. Research suggests that massage therapy may benefit many cancer patients and caregivers, both physically and emotionally. Benefits may include:

  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Improved sleep
  • Less nausea
  • Reduced pain
  • Decreased depression
  • Improved body image
  • Increased feelings of well-being

Massage Therapy Services Offered

Licensed Massage Therapists are available at the Dubin Breast Center to provide services for our patients before, during, or after scheduled medical visits. Sessions are at no additional cost and include:

  • Hand, Shoulder and Neck Massage
  • Foot Reflexology
  • Relaxation Techniques (guided meditation and breathing exercises)
  • Reiki

Our Massage Therapy Team

The Dubin massage therapy team is comprised of experienced New York State Licensed Massage Therapists (LMT) and Nationally Board Certified Reflexologists (NBCR) with advanced training in oncology and hospital-based massage.

  • Jennifer Cooper Ashton, LMT, NBCR- Clinical Manager of Massage Therapy Services
  • Dominique Bousquet, LMT, NBCR- Senior Therapist
  • Lauren Fisch, MS, DTR, LMT
  • Emily Purchia, MPH, LMT
  • Micah Schwartz, LMT