Oncology Massage

Cancer and cancer treatment affect every person differently. As a cancer survivor myself, I understand the challenges faced when learning about a diagnosis, undergoing treatment, and ultimately finding a way into recovery and beyond.

Oncology Massage incorporates modifications and adjustments to traditional massage modalities in order to provide the best care possible for persons undergoing treatment for cancer or with a history of cancer.  

Adjustments and modifications are often made to the length of the session, level of pressure, the position of the client, and the site of touch. These modifications are determined based on various factors such as the type of treatment received, and for those in active treatment, where you are in your treatment cycle. Cancer treatments such as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy can put patients at risk of lymphedema, skin and bone fragility, and other side effects.

Some benefits that cancer patients and survivors may receivefrom oncology massage include:

  • reduction of pain perception

  • stress relief and increased relaxation

  • reduced nausea

  • relief from chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), even years out of treatment

  • increased range of motion (ROM) and reduction of scar tissue from radiation or near surgical sites such as with mastectomy or lumpectomy patients

Whether you are in active treatment or are living
with a cancer history, I can design custom sessions using safe and effective modifications that may help reduce painand increase your comfort, energy, mood, and strength.

 

Rates

$40 - 30 minutes
$75 - 60 minutes
$115 - 90 minutes



Some people see scars, and it is wounding they remember. To me they are proof of the fact that there is healing.
— Linda Hogan

IMPORTANT:

Patients with a current diagnosis or cancer history should only work with a trained Oncology Massage therapist to ensure their safety and best results from treatment.  Extended information and research about the benefits, efficacy, and safety of massage for cancer patients is available at the Society for Oncology Massage.  


 

Testimonials

 
She is patient and kind.

"Amy is a great massage therapist. She is patient and kind. She is very skilled with mld massage for oncology. I will definitely be going back!"

— M.R..

Excellent!

Excellent! Amy does a great job! The space is clean and a wonderful addition to east aurora.


— J.Y.

My experience with massage...

My experience with massage has led me to believe that the mental/psychological benefits may actually be more important that the physical ones. The state of relaxation that I was able to achieve as a result of massage therapy was really something that I'm unable to accomplish on my own. (ALS patient)

— S.C.

 

Roswell Park 2018 Schedule

As both a practitioner and patient I recognize how hard the treatment process can be physically, mentally, and emotionally.  Even years out from surgeries and active treatments, patients often experience stress and anxiety around returning to their hospital or doctor's office for follow up visits. I am proud to partner with Beth Bergmann, LMT and Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY to provide FREE chair massage twice a month in their resource and survivorship centers to all patients and caregivers who might enjoy a brief respite during their visit. If you are a current patient at Roswell or visiting a loved one or friend please stop by and say hello on these dates between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM. If you are in a wheelchair or not feeling up for even gentle massage, Beth also offers hand Reflexology which many patients find very enjoyable and relaxing.

 

Wednesday August 8th - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Wednesday August 22nd - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Tuesday September 11th - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Thursday September 27th - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Monday October 15th - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Thursday October 25th - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Friday November 2nd - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Friday November 16th - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Thursday December 6th - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Monday December 17th - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM