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UT Health’s cancer center offers massage therapy during treatments

UT Health’s Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center is now offering massage therapy to patients during their infusion treatments.

Massage therapist Linda James of the Victory Center gave a hand massage to a UT Health patient at the Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center.

Massage therapist Linda James of the Victory Center gave a hand massage to a UT Health patient at the Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center.

This new service is provided through UT Health’s partnership with the Victory Center, a privately funded organization that provides free services to cancer patients.

“We’re pleased to offer this service and collaborate with the Victory Center,” said Jan Tipton, manager of the Infusion Center at the Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center.

Patients at the Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center can receive hand, foot and shoulder massages, accompanied by the use of aromatherapy oils. This service is provided at the Infusion Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Patients love the massages,” Tipton said. “They tell me that it improves their circulation and helps them relax during their treatments.”

Tipton noted that patients are starting to schedule their treatments on massage days. Wednesday is another popular day for patients to schedule their treatments because that is when Porshia, the therapy dog, visits the infusion center, Tipton added.

The Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center has partnered with the Victory Center to offer a variety of integrative therapies to their patients. For more information, click here.

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