Palliative Care Program

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a complementary treatment for pain, discomfort, and emotional distress. Tailored to meet the unique physical and emotional needs of the individual, therapeutic massage reduces distressing symptoms and provides comfort. As part of the URMC Palliative Care Program, our licensed massage therapist is in direct communication with your physician and other health care providers.

Benefits of massage

Massage therapist working with a patient

  • Decreased pain
  • Decreased anxiety
  • Improved general well-being
  • Increased relaxation
  • Relief from soreness and stiffness

Our massage therapist, Karin M. Cole, is certified in:

  • Swedish massage
  • Geriatric massage
  • Decongestive therapy for lymph edema
  • Medical massage for cancer patients
  • Reiki Therapy


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