Care-giving is both rewarding and challenging. As caregivers, we are sometimes faced with situations where we would love so much to help more, and yet do not know what else we can do. The Beth C. Wright Cancer Center is offering a new program designed to give you the instruction you need to use gentle touch and massage safely and effectively in caring for your loved one with cancer. Caring touch and massage are ways we can offer help and support. The University of Miami, School of Medicine’s Touch for Health Research Program found an 80% improvement in the immune system function of breast cancer patients that received massage regularly. And Sloan Kettering Cancer Center found as little as 20 minutes of massage following treatments reduced the reported side effects by half. What a gift to offer those we are caring for. This will be a six hour training on basic and safe caring touch and massage. Our class will be taught by Medical Massage Therapist and Integrative Therapies Educator, McGinley Jones www.twilighttherapeutics.com. McGinley has 12 years hands on experience in the field of Medical and Orthopedic massage. To register call the center at 664-0339. Lunch provided.
"I've been attending programming at the Beth Wright Center since February 2009 when I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I find the programming here has been nurturing and supportive and fun, and I was able to come throughout my entire chemo treatments. I now go to the Mary Dow Center to offer encouragement to the patients there."