CSCSCI to offer 240 Free Massages in 2024 Thanks to Smithville Charitable Foundation Grant

By Cancer Support SCIN | Published On January 24, 2024 | Last Updated On January 24, 2024
A myriad of studies and surveys have shown that massages are beneficial for reducing muscle tension, improving circulation and increasing flexibility in cancer patients. Massage has been one of the […]

A myriad of studies and surveys have shown that massages are beneficial for reducing muscle tension, improving circulation and increasing flexibility in cancer patients. Massage has been one of the most-requested programs at Cancer Support Center of South Central Indiana, as well – and until now, we have not had the opportunity to offer it.

Thanks to a grant from Smithville Charitable Foundation, the Cancer Support Center of South Central Indiana will be able to offer 240 free massages in 2024 to cancer patients or caregivers! Massages will be given by Elise Forst, a movement educator and licensed massage therapist with over 15 years’ experience teaching movement practices; she also has five years as a licensed bodyworker. Elise recently completed an oncology massage therapy training and certification program, and is passionate about helping cancer patients through their journey.

Elise believes that touch is powerful medicine and strives to use her knowledge and skills to humanize health care practices and provide inclusive opportunities for people to experience the positive impact of massage therapy. She is excited to be joining the team at Cancer Support Community as an ally in providing excellent care and resources to cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers.

Interested in scheduling a massage? Call 812-929-0658 or email katie@cancersupportscin.org for a brief intake and to make a massage appointment.