Community Foundation of Southern Indiana Supports Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients at Floyd Memorial

November 12, 2012

The Floyd Memorial Hospital Massage Therapy program recently received a $2,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana to support the continuation of its complimentary massage therapy services to cancer patients. The grant monies will provide patients residing in Clark county and their immediate caregiver the benefit of therapeutic massage and bodywork while being treated as a patient of Floyd Memorial Hospital and/or the Cancer Center of Indiana.

According to Rayna Withers, Director of Radiation Oncology at the Floyd Memorial Cancer Center of Indiana, “The continued support from the Southern Indiana Community Foundation reflects the Foundation’s desire to offer residents of Clark county the benefits of healing touch during one of the most trying times in their lives. These benefits include: reduction of cancer related fatigue, boosting 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 wonderful opportunity for our patients.”

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