Massage for Cancer Patients in the News

The benefits of massage therapy for cancer patients were communicated by an ABC affiliate serving Virginia, on March 5.

In “Cancer Patients Get Boost from Massage Therapy,” breast-cancer patient Sandy Briggs’ journey through chemotherapy—a journey on which she discovered massage—is detailed.
“After a successful lumpectomy, doctors told Briggs she’d need chemotherapy and it was at that time that she discovered massages at Rockingham Memorial Hospital’s Image Recovery Center,” the article noted.

“As a retired teacher, Briggs had read book after book about cancer, but never did she think massage therapy would play a role in her treatment … [b]ut the massages helped Briggs through her 7 months of treatment and she says now as a cancer survivor, life has so much more meaning.”

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