Phone: (917) 703-1643


The Nesting Place

Any mom part of this support group receives a discount rate*

"The Nesting Place is a safe space for expectant, new and seasoned moms to gather, and find support and care on their journey"


463-5 Park Ave Suite 104

Lindenhurst, NY

off of Montauk Highway

Hours are TH 9am-9pm

Occasional M/F by request*

AT-HOME Visits are Flexible hours

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Oncology Massage
Client-specific customized session designed to meet the unique and changing needs of someone in treatment for cancer or with a history of cancer treatment. Lets develop a SAFE massage plan revolving around side effects (both short and long-term) from chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.
Why is it important for a massage therapist to have oncology massage training?
There is a profound difference from going to an oncology-trained Massage therapist than the local Foot-Spa to save a buck. "Knowing what to do, when to do it and why." Each of the following common cancer-related conditions (and others) require important adjustments be made for the client's comfort and/or safety.

● Anemia (low red blood count) 


● Anticoagulant Therapy 


● Ascites (fluid in the abdomen) 


● Bone Metastasis (spread of cancer to bones) 


● Breast Expander or Implant 


● Chemotherapy 


● Colostomy / Iliostomy / Jejunostomy / Urostomy 


● Constipation 


● Deep Vein Thrombosis 


● Edema 

● Foley Catheter 


● Immunosupression (immune compromised) 


● Incision 


● IV 


● Leukopenia (low white blood count) 


● Lymphedema 


● Lymph Node Enlargement 


● Lymph Node Removal 


● Lymph Node Irradiation 


● PEG or PEJ Tube 


● PICC line or Port 

● Radiation Skin Reaction 


● Radioactive Implant 


● Radioactive Iodine 


● Risk of Lymphedema 


● Skin Eruption 


● Surgical Adhesions


● Surgical Scarring 


● Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) 


● Tumor 


● Upcoming Radiation

Research from the Medical Field on Oncology Massage Effects:
"Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City is a national leader in cancer treatment.  Researchers recently surveyed patients who had therapeutic massage added to their treatment regimens.  Over a three year period, results impressively confirmed the value of massage.  Anxiety levels decreased by 52%, pain by 40%, fatigue by 41%, depression by 32%, and nausea by 21%.  Researchers concluded that massage is a "markedly effective, uncommonly noninvasive and inexpensive way" to control symptoms for cancer patients."