May 29, 2014
Cancer is a relentless disease. Every cancer patient experience may be different,
but anxiety and fear are emotions shared by all, and everyone knows that fighting
cancer is a tough, time-consuming, emotional and exhausting experience. Whether the time spent undergoing
chemotherapy treatment is one day each week or every day, it is a grueling part
of the fight.
Some of the tension and
stress related to treatment can be calmed thanks to a grant of $13,500 that
Southampton Hospital has received from Angie’s Spa, a 501(c)(3) charitable
cancer foundation that funds programs with the express purpose of providing
free therapeutic spa services to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
This generous funding is providing
complimentary massage therapy to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment
at Eastern Long Island Hematology/Oncology.
Recent grant funding has allowed for expanded hours in Southampton and a
new program for patients undergoing chemotherapy in the Riverhead office. Licensed
massage therapists from Southampton Hospital’s Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness
Institute are providing services designed to alleviate painful side effects
through relaxation to enhance traditional treatments and give cancer patients a
For more information, please call (631)