Massage and Reflexology

On Eagles Wings, Inc.
provides services for the public:  Currently-
2 Hour session-  1hr with reflexology and 1 hour massage to follow-
$75.00 for both.
only.Tuesday/ Thursday
1 hour massage-$55.00
75 mins. Reflex. 40.00 includes hot stone.
Cancer patients and chronic diseases will be scheduled on a case by case basis with FREE 
1 hr. of massage and
1 hr. of reflexology.
The number of Free services to be determined by Executive Director
*We will schedule Massages for Cancer Patients and the Public by appointment.
*Reflexology is available for public and cancer patients.
*All patients in active treatment will be required to receive clearance from their oncologist or healthcare provider when scheduling a massage and/ or reflexology.
* The massage therapist is  trained and licensed massage therapist.
* The reflexologist is a breast cancer survivor and certified in reflexology. 

Research on massage in people with cancer.

Studies have shown that massage seems to offer both physical and emotional benefits for  men and women with  cancer.
In a 5-week study at the University of Miami in 2003, massage therapy and progressive muscle relaxation therapy were compared in 58 women with Stage I and II breast cancer. Both groups reported feeling less anxious, and the massage group also reported feeling less depressed. The massage group also showed increased levels of a brain chemical called dopamine, which helps produce a feeling of well-being. In addition, for the massage group, there was an increase in protective white blood cells that help boost the immune system (called natural killer cells) from the first to the last day of the study
There is no. evidence that massage can cause an existing cancer to spread.

Please let the massage therapist know at any time if you have any pain or discomfort.  We want you comfortable and relaxed through this experience.

Reflexology is sometimes referred to as a massage, but it is not a massage in the typical sense of the word. Massage involves applying pressure over large sections of the body to target the muscular and circulatory systems. Reflexology, on the other hand, focuses on pointed, specific areas of the feet, hands and ears. It can target not only the main body systems that massage affects but also specific organs, like the liver, bladder and kidneys.

Reflexology and Cancer Patients.

For cancer patients, quality of life improvements following reflexology work were wide-ranging.  In one study of cancer patients, “100% of the reflexology group benefited from an improvement in quality of life; appearance, appetite, breathing, communication (doctors), communication (family), communication (nurses), concentration, constipation, diarrhea, fear of future, isolation, nutrition, mobility, mood, nausea, pain, sleep and tiredness.  Another study of cancer patients showed a significant decrease in pain and anxiety with the authors noting “This has important implications for nursing practice as both professionals and lay people can be taught reflexology.  Reflexology is a simple technique for human touch which can be performed anywhere, requires no special equipment, is non-invasive and does not interfere with patients “privacy.”


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