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Hello, I for the last 16 months I have been working at our local hospital in the oncology department with our cancer patients. As far as I know there are no certifications for this. If there are I would really be interested. Here is how our program works: Our program is called "The Oasis". Cleints who are currently receiving treatment are eligiable. They can receive healing touch, reflexology. swedish massage therapy, we also do Lymphatic drainage which has been very helpfull to those patients with Lymphoma. All the clients have to do is fill out a standard health history, get approval from they Oncologist, and they pay only $10.00 per every 30 minute session. Lymphatic drainage is 1 hour at $30.00. The rest of the cost of the massage is off set by our Friends of the Cancer Center". This program is operated on donations from the community and has generated thousands of dollars to support it. Not only do they provide these services but they also have Healing through arts and crafts every week, support groups meet weekly, and they have an annual Retreat at a beautiful camp hear in Cumberland county that is paid for by the "Friends of Cancer foundation". It is a 3 day weekend that provides cancer survivors and there families with a funfilled weekend packed full of things they can all do. Chair massage is porvided (free) to all ,reflexology, fascials, all donated of course. The event usually has around 200 participants plus another 25 to 50 volunteers. It is a great event that our cancer patients look forward to every year.
If anyone is interested in getting a program like this started . just let me know. and I will forward you the info, or a contact person who heads the program Here in Fayeteville, NC.