Shine Therapy Services

massage 4A touch can be the most healing, cleansing, nurturing therapy of all. Massage therapy for cancer patients is unique. Our trained therapists are skilled in cancer-related precautions, side-effects, body changes, sensitive concerns and unique issues from chemotherapy, radiology and surgery. Every patient is different. We take your complete medical history into account, and partner with you on the best therapy for your situation. Our priority is to create a safe and effective treatment plan personalized for you.

Oncology Massage Therapy  This relaxing professional massage is specifically designed to safely nurture the body, mind and spirit of those dealing with cancer.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage   Lymphedema is one of the most common and distressing side effects of cancer treatment when lymph nodes are damaged or removed. This unique therapy helps relieve the swelling and buildup of lymphatic fluid.

Caregiver Massage  Shine Therapy offers one complimentary relaxation massage for our client’s important caregiver, one caregiver per client.

Benefits

  • Reduced muscle spasms and crampingquote 1
  • Release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killer
  • Decreased incidence of post-surgical adhesions and reduction and softening of scar tissue
  • Decreased edema
  • Maintained or improved range of motion
  • Less nausea
  • Reduced constipation
  • Improved body self-image
  • Decreased anxiety

Cost

Every patient receives two complimentary massages. Thereafter, we ask a suggested donation according to income. We do not refuse service based on inability to donate. Each patient may receive 17 massages in a 12-month period. For more information, visit the New Clients page.

Meet Our Therapists

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Judy Walker
Judy has 22 years of experience as a massage therapist and has devoted her skills to helping cancer patients for the past 11 years. She is trained and certified in manual lymphatic drainage. Her clients can’t say enough good things about her.

 

 

 

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Michele De Jong
Michele has 23 years of experience as a massage therapist and teacher. She has devoted her skills to helping cancer patients for the past four years. She is trained in manual lymphatic drainage and compression bandaging. She wants to help cancer patients have a better quality of life throughout their journey.

 

 

 

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Gail Mattingly
Gail worked 15 years in the medical field before finding her true passion of massage therapy. Oncology massage called to her and she answered. She is member of the Society for Oncology Massage and is certified in manual lymph drainage. Her clients appreciate her dedication to serving them with compassion and a comforting touch.