Healing Hands

Our Story

The idea for the program came after an oncologist colleague referred a patient to Denise who couldn’t afford the therapy--a single mother, suffering from severe anxiety, caring for her 12-year-old-daughter with cancer. “After the consultation, I couldn’t sleep. I had to find a way to treat her.” The encounter became an opportunity and led to a new wing of her business. Denise crowdsourced funding from past patients and doctors, solicited help from friends and neighbors, and built an ongoing resource for cancer patients with little or no insurance. Now with the current uptick in anxiety-related issues due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Denise hopes to expand the reach of Healing Hands to touch even more lives.

Cancer Survivor/Fighter Massage Therapy Program

Medical & Sports Massage is proud to partner with the East Georgia Cancer Coalition in the Healing Hands massage therapy program. Healing Hands is a massage therapy program that offers massage sessions to under-insured, uninsured, and/or financially constrained cancer survivors or individuals who are currently undergoing cancer treatment (fighters).

The goal of Healing Hands is to increase community access to massage therapy services by reducing out of pocket costs. Healing Hands participants receive a series of four massage therapy sessions at no cost to them. By receiving massage therapy, survivors’ and fighters’ quality of life and overall sense of well-being can increase.


Each Healing Hands participant will receive a series of four massages at no cost. These massages will be scheduled by Medical & Sports Massage’s management based upon availability and the participant’s preferences. Specific accommodations can be made to allow us to provide you with the best experience possible.


Fill out the form below


Email Smitha at sahamed@eastgeorgiacancer.org

You will receive 3 documents to complete and send back.

Once they have been received, Medical & Sports Massage will contact you to schedule your first session.


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