Massage Therapy Talk April 28 at Wilmot Cancer Center

Apr. 13, 2009

People with cancer can learn about the use of massage therapy to relieve tension and pain during a talk at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Increasingly the benefits of massage therapy for people living with cancer are being realized. Massage therapy may help ease pain, minimize nausea, improve sleep and ease depression and anxiety. When provided by a licensed, experienced, and specially-trained therapist, massage can be an important component of healing.

During the April 28 talk, licensed massage therapists Karin Cole and Jill Scheltz will address how to get the most from massage, how to identify a trained practitioner and the latest research results. 

Cole has advanced training in oncology massage and a private practice at Retreat House. She coordinates the massage therapy program with palliative care at University of Rochester Medical Center. Scheltz has advanced training in oncology massage and a part-time private practice. She is a research coordinator in the Wilmot Cancer Center and has worked on studies looking at the benefits of massage.

The event is part of a monthly integrative oncology lecture series for patients who want to learn more about improving their quality of life during cancer care and survival. To register, call (585) 275-6426.

Parking is available in the ramp garage.