Many cancer patients may benefit from massage therapy during active treatment, recovery and survivorship. Massage can minimize pain by reducing muscular tension. It can also improve emotional well-being and quality of life by reducing stress and anxiety experienced during cancer treatment or recovery.
Massage offered by the Integrative Medicine Service is safe and performed by licensed massage therapists with specialized oncology training. Patients in treatment should check with their doctor before receiving massage services.
- To schedule a 30- or 60-minute massage session in the Integrative Medicine Clinic, please call 813-745-4630. Services are available to patients and caregivers. Fees apply.
- Hospitalized patients may have a member of their medical team request a massage therapist visit their hospital room to provide services.
"I am thankful my family doctor suggested I go to the massage therapist at Moffitt."- Stephanie Hulbert, Patient Advisor, Patient and Family Advisory Program
Massage sessions are tailored to each individual’s unique needs. Specialized services include lymphatic massage, post-surgical massage and breast massage to promote lymphatic drainage and loosen scar tissue.
For information about massage or the Integrative Medicine Service, please call 813-745-6052.