When you arrive at the center, we will briefly discuss the intake form you completed and saved online ahead of time. (you will receive this electronic form via email from Massagebook once your scheduled appointment is confirmed). We’ll talk about why you’re coming in for a massage and what your goals are for the session. Are you having pain? Do you need to relax?
We’ll show you the massage room and walk you through the massage process. We'll leave the room so you may undress (to your comfort level), get on the massage table and get comfortable under the draping sheet & blanket.
Most massage techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, what you wear it is entirely up to you. Simply put: undergarments can be left on or taken off. You will be properly draped throughout the massage. Only the arm/leg etc that is being worked will be uncovered and then re-draped.
Depending on the issues we plan to address, we may start the massage wit...
In 2017, 1,688,000 new cancer cases are anticipated in the U.S., with more than 600,000 deaths projected from the disease, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society, Cancer statistics, 2017.
Massage therapy can play a role in pain-and-stress relief—and since 2011, Oncology Massage Alliancevolunteers have done just that for 9,000 cancer patients throughout Oregon and Texas.
Oncology Massage Was Here
Often, new patients don’t want to be touched during radiation or chemotherapy treatment, but once they see fellow patients relaxing and enjoying a free oncology massage, they, too, usually want one, said massage therapist Geri Ruane, L.M.T., the Oncology Massage Alliance’s director of operations.
Once, Ruane said, she visited an infusion room where all the patients were particularly chatty. By the time she finished her free hand-and-foot massages, silence filled the room.
All the patients had fallen asleep.
“You could hear a pin drop,” recalled the certified oncology and lymphedem...