Oncology massage is massage that is adapted for the specific considerations of oncology clients, by skilled and specially trained oncology massage therapists. These adaptations provide both relief and safety. I use a person’s cancer history and current treatment information to develop a care plan that provides comforting touch and relief from: pain, nausea, fatigue, anxiety, and depression. This care plan can be shared to physicians and nurses in your care circle, who can then be informed and have input into the plan. The goals of the massage therapy treatment and outcomes are outlined in the plan as well as the massage therapy modifications that are being made. Oncology massage therapy is a valued complementary therapy offered in hundreds of hospitals and cancer centers across the country, including Boston Medical Center, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. For a growing list of hospitals, as well as a map of trained practitioners, please visit Society For Oncology Massage www.s4om.org