A healing massage for cancer clients is here. Our certified oncological massage therapists are dedicated to providing therapeutic massage primarily for low-income, uninsured, or under-insured cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers.
Please follow these simple guidelines, and then print and complete the forms linked below to bring to your first session. These guidelines help us provide the best care for you and your health.
Date of Last Cancer Treatment
To be eligible for Shine Therapy, you must be no more than 12 months from the date of your last cancer treatment, including:
Radiation, surgery and/or any chemotherapy taken intravenously, by mouth, injection or other.
Any drugs prescribed by your physician to treat, prevent the progression of, or reduce the chance of cancer returning. Examples include: Tamoxifen, Arimidex, Herceptin, Xeloda, Gleevec, Revlimid.
Any active clinical trials in which you may be enrolled.
We require a medical release from your physician to receive services from Shine Therapy. The release must be on the physician’s letterhead or on a document with the physician’s name printed legibly.
Terms of Service
Number of Massages
We will provide up to 17 massages in a 12-month period (17/12) per patient, scheduled every three weeks or according to your preference and dating from your first massage. Clients with recurrent or new cancer may be considered for another series of 17/12 upon receipt of the appropriate medical release.
Two complimentary massages are provided to all new clients. Thereafter, a suggested donation range according to income is provided. Shine Therapy does not refuse service based upon failure or inability to donate.
In an effort to support ongoing care after completing your 17/12 visits, we will provide you with a list of independent oncology-trained therapists.
Shine Therapy reserves the right to decline service at any time if massage therapy appears contraindicated.
Forms to Bring to Your First Massage
Please complete and bring these two (2) forms with you to your first massage:
To print the guidelines listed above: