Generous Grant Increases Reach of Cancer Center of Indiana’s Therapeutic Massage Program

March 1, 2008

Thanks to a charitable grant of $20,000 from the Caesars Foundation of Floyd County, Susan Waiz, a nationally certified massage therapist at Floyd Memorial, can now bring her healing touch to more than just cancer patients. The grant, allocated for patients and caregivers dealing with the effects of chronic pain, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), traumatic injuries, as well as cancer, will expand the benefits of massage to a greater number of patients in need.

According to Waiz, “The support from Caesars will be integral in the continuation and growth of our massage therapy program. Studies show a significant decrease in pain, emotional/mental stress levels, blood pressure and pulse rate after a therapy session.”

For more information about the massage therapy program at Floyd Memorial and the Cancer Center of Indiana, please call 1-800-4-SOURCE.