Massage Therapy and Cancer
How can massage therapy help in cancer care?
Massage Therapy has been proven effective in reducing stress, anxiety, insomnia, nausea, fatigue, pain, and depression.
Is it safe to receive massage therapy while undergoing cancer treatment?
Yes, please inform your massage therapist that you are currently undergoing treatment
What should I tell my massage therapist?
Tell your therapist about the medications you are on, the treatments you have gone through and currently go through, about surgeries, accidents, injuries, pregnancy, and about the kind of cancer you have. Also talk about where you experience pain and any areas you do not want touched.
Meet our massage therapist
Sarah Freese is a nationally certified and Colorado state licensed Massage Therapist. She is also nationally certified as both a Qigong Clinical Practitioner and Qigong Instructor. Sarah began her training at Northeastern University as a Physical Therapy student. Halfway into her program, she decided to pursue massage therapy instead, and attended the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, where she attained both certification and an Associates of Occupational Studies Degree in Massage Therapy. Since massage school, Sarah has received her Watsu Practitioner certification, training in essential oil use, and certification in Qigong Healing (also known as Medical Qigong). Sarah has continued her education in cancer care, recently completing a Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center course on massage therapy for cancer patients. Since then, Sarah has helped those with cancer while working in the Integrated Health Department of the Yampa Valley Medical Center.
To requsest an appointment or to speak to an Integrated Health Clinic representative call 970-875-2731 or click here