Cancer Center of Indiana’s Therapeutic Massage Program Receives Southern Indiana Community Foundation Grant

December 30, 2008

     The Floyd Memorial Hospital Massage Therapy program recently received a $4,000 grant to support the continuation of its free massage therapy services to patients. The grant monies will provide residents of Clark County, as well as their immediate caregivers, the benefit of therapeutic massage and bodywork while being treated as a patient of Floyd Memorial Hospital and/or the radiation therapy department located in the Cancer Center of Indiana.
 According to Rayna Withers, Massage Therapy Program Director at Floyd Memorial, “The support from the Southern Indiana Community Foundation reflects the Foundation’s desire to offer residents of Clark County the same benefits patients are experiencing not only in our community but nationwide. These benefits include: reduction of cancer related fatigue, boosting the immune system functioning, reduction of pain, emotional/mental stress levels, blood pressure and pulse rates. This grant will be integral in the continuation and growth of our massage therapy program and is a great opportunity for patients here at Floyd Memorial who are residents of Clark County.”

For more information on the therapeutic massage program at Floyd Memorial and the Cancer Center of Indiana, please call 812-981-6255. 

 About the Cancer Center of Indiana: The Cancer Center of Indiana brings together leading cancer experts and the most advanced technology to provide comprehensive cancer care to southern Indiana. Through collaboration between Cancer Care Center and Floyd Memorial Radiation Oncology, the Cancer Center of Indiana is able to offer patients medical and radiation oncology as well as specialized resources and support services in one convenient location. Services offered include medical and radiation oncology and hematology, and a Cancer Resource Center that offers patients a convenient source for finding reliable information on various cancers, support groups, educational programs and many other facets of cancer treatment and care. In addition to this, the Center’s Women’s Boutique gives women battling cancer a place to try on wigs and hairpieces as well as locate resources for items such as post-mastectomy apparel.