Metta Massage Therapy
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I ask clients, if they are so inclined, to share something of their experience with other cancer patients who might be considering oncology massage.   Here are several....
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Bruce understands the difficult road of cancer and addresses the physical pain associated with the mental anguish.

"All through my diagnosis and treatment, the only time someone touched me and it didn't hurt was on the massage table. It was like an oasis in the desert.

As soon as I had a surgery date, I started going in tighter and tighter circles. [Massage] was a big help in being relaxed but ready when the day came."

[Massage] was a great way to get through the stress of chemotherapy.

We scheduled a massage a day or two before each chemo.  That way my mind and body were looking forward to the massage, not to the chemo.

I not only felt relief from the taxing effects of chemo and the debilitating muscle/bone ache,  I ended up feeling an overwhelming sense of peace.

my oasis.  I get bogged down with doctors' appointments ..... all these big things coming at me.  I get on the massage table and everything just melts away.  For me that is a gift and he is a healer.

During my sessions I felt completely at peace, a tranquility and serenity of the soul.  Euphoria of the mind  completely transcended the quiet horror of cancer.

I was so sick from concurrent chemo and radiation.  Massage was the only place where I felt in control and could help myself.

Massage has created an overall sense of well being.  I'm at peace with mastectomy and more at peace with my body image.

Having experienced massage in different places, to me it's worth noting the difference in practitioners.  Never before have I experienced this level of professionalism, compassion, intelligence and understanding of the body.

Oncology massage is the ultimate in ‘High Touch – Low Tech’. Nobody else in my life devotes a whole hour to making me feel better.

It's like a vacation from cancer.


And finally, a long and heartfelt response about the impact of oncology massage on one person.
"My Oncology Massage Journey" by Lois


Copyright 2003-2006
by Bruce A. Hopkins