Benefits: Massage can be provided during treatment, recovery and survivorship. Massage can minimize pain by reducing muscular tension. It can improve emotional well-being and quality of life by reducing stress and anxiety. Specialized services include manual lymphatic drainage and post-surgical massage (including breast massage) to loosen scar tissue and promote mobility.
Safety: Integrative Medicine Service licensed massage therapists have specialized oncology training. They will conduct a thorough assessment and make adjustments to standard massage practices to accommodate the unique and changing needs of each patient. Patients in active treatment should check with their doctor before receiving massage services.
MKC Massage Clinic – Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Available to patients and caregivers (must register for a Moffitt medical record number).
Location: Moffitt McKinley Outpatient Center, 10920 North McKinley Drive (sixth floor) Tampa, FL, 33612.
Cost: $70 for a 60-minute appointment. A limited number of introductory 30-minute ($40) appointments are available at 4 p.m. Moffitt does not directly bill insurance for these services. Payment will be collected by credit or debit card at the time of service.
To schedule an appointment, call 813-745-3980.
Ask a member of your medical team to request an oncology massage therapist visit in your hospital room. You will receive a reduced to no-pressure massage based on your physical condition. Available Monday to Friday at the Magnolia campus only. No charge for inpatient services.
For information about massage or the Integrative Medicine Service, please call 813-745-6052.