Oncology Massage

Instructors
 

Lucy Allen

“Compassionate and healing”

PhD, BCTMB, CMLDT, CHTP*

Lucy founded Oncology Massage in the Carolinas after seeing a need to match up oncology massage therapists with people with a history of cancer.  While training people in massage, she has seen a passion in the therapists to be able to provide a safe, effective massage for cancer patients and survivors, but no good way to attract that clientele.  While working in the Cancer Center, she sees people who want a safe massage, but do not want it in the same place they are being treated, and not knowing where to find a properly trained therapist. She sees this site as a way to connect the two.  She has been a licensed massage therapist since 2005, and trained in oncology massage since 2008. A member of the Society for Oncology Massage since 2009, she brought massage to the Cancer Center at St. Francis in 2012 with the guidance of Greet the Day. She taught for Greet the Day/Institute for Integrative Oncology from 2015-17.  She also continues to work directly with cancer patients at Bon Secours St. Francis Cancer Center. In addition to training in oncology massage, she has advanced education in working on scar tissue on post mastectomy patients, manual lymph drainage (from Klose), and 5 years’ experience working with Interim Hospice providing comfort massage to patients at home.

PhD (Folklore)

BCTMB (Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork)

CMLDT (Certified Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist)

CHTP (Certified Healing Touch Practitioner)

Massage license in South Carolina (#4348) and North Carolina (#5652)

Kathryn (Kathy) E. Hallman

Putting Patients First

RN, MSN, OCN, CHPN*

I am a nurse and breast cancer survivor.  Having been “in the chair” and understanding some of what cancer patients go through, I know how important it is to find some comfort and compassion in cancer treatment.  Providing oncology massage education is a way for me to support patients in their quest for peace and wellbeing.  I am proud to be a survivor and consider it a privilege to provide support, education, and understanding to oncology patients and their caregivers.  Safe massage is soothing and calming in the otherwise overwhelming environment of cancer treatment.

RN—Registered Nurse

MSN—Masters of Science in Nursing

OCN—Oncology Certified Nurse

CHPN—Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse

Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

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