Integrative Therapies for our Cancer Patients
At the Regional Cancer Care Center, each patient and his or her primary
caregiver is entitled to 60 minutes of free therapy to use at their convenience,
supported in part by a grant through the Community Foundation of the Eastern
Shore. Integrative therapies currently offered at the center include massage
RCCC patients and their caregivers can take advantage of reduced rates
for additional services thereafter:
$35 - 30 minutes
$65 - 60 minutes
Under the gentle hands of our
therapist, you will be cared for with a therapy that addresses you, as a whole person.
Scheduling your Session
Cancer care is complex. While massage and reflexology are very beneficial
for those fighting cancer, there may be certain phases of your treatment
when these therapies should be avoided.
Talk to your oncologist to decide the best time to schedule your therapy
session. He or she will provide a signed release to your nurse navigator,
who will then help you schedule the session.
For more information about massage and reflexology services, please talk
to your nurse navigator during your next visit or call 410-629-6888.
In addition benefit of easing muscle tension, massage can reduce the discomforts
of nausea, fatigue and insomnia. Just as important, it offers deep relaxation
of the body and mind, which can offer profound relief and help an individual
to better deal with pain and reduce anxiety.
Reflexology is a subset of massage that involves stimulating certain pressure
points in the feet that are mapped (or connected to) various parts of the body.
This ancient healing art relieves symptoms of stress, injury and illness.
Reflexology promotes healing by stimulating the nerves in the body and
encouraging blood flow.
Jami Geise Citrano, LMT, is a licensed independent massage therapist with
more than eight years of experience, specially trained in oncology
massage as well as reflexology, Reiki and other techniques.
Her diverse background allows her to provide an accurate assessment of
your mind, body and spirit to provide the most beneficial therapy experience.
Jami graduated from the Musclar Therapy Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
She won Metropolitan Magazine’s Best Massage Therapist on the Eastern
Shore in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011.