Oncology massage is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment. At the Dubin Breast Center, our massage therapists provide modified, light-touch massage to promote relaxation and stress management. Through a caring and supportive touch, we encourage you to reconnect body and mind.
Benefits of Oncology Massage
Massage can help relieve stress and anxiety as well as easing muscle tension. Other benefits include reduced pain and fatigue, decreased anxiety, reduced nausea, improved sleep, enhanced body image, and a greater sense of well-being. Evidence shows that massage can benefit many cancer patients and caregivers, both physically and emotionally.
Oncology Massage Services
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 approximately 10 - 30 minutes and are free of additional charge. Massage services include:
- Seated Hand, Shoulder and Neck Massage
- Foot Reflexology
- Relaxation Techniques (guided meditation and breathing exercises)
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 Ashton, LMT, NBCR
- Dominique Bousquet, LMT, NBCR
- Marilyn Andersen, LMT
- Lauren Fisch, MS, DTR, LMT