Flinders Foundation will use Dry July 2016 funding to extend the Flinders Infusion Suite (FIS) in-chair Oncology Massage Program to run for the entire year of 2017.
The program currently operates two hours a day, five days per week.
Flinders Foundation started this program in 2013 within the Flinders Infusion Suite in the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (FCIC) and it has proven to be extremely popular with patients and staff. Since its inception there has been a growing evidence-base for the role of oncology massage for effectively managing physical and psychological symptoms associated with cancer and its treatment.
An experienced Oncology Massage Therapist attends the FCIC Infusion Suite to offer free 20 minute hand and foot relaxation massages to patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments.