Free Oncology Massage
Sandra J. Wing Scholarships Fund Oncology Massage with Gina Moore, CMT
FREE massage and other services for cancer patients in the San Francisco Bay Area:
If you live in Alameda County or Contra Costa County, you can apply for scholarships towards massage, acupuncture, and other complementary therapies through the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation.
Scholarships can be used within 18 months of receiving chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments.
Click here to apply: https://www.healingtherapiesfoundation.org/apply-for-funds/
From Gina Moore:
It brings me great joy to provide services to Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation grant recipients.
Since 2012, I have worked with a great number of people living with cancer, many of whom received one or more grants of $500 each from the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation, a non-profit organization serving Bay Area residents. This fabulous foundation raises funds so that individuals going through oncology treatments can receive free massage and other holistic therapies that support their journey.
My main program at McKinnon Body Therapy Center included some training for performing massage on individuals living with cancer. I then sought out extended courses at the Massage Therapy Institute in Davis, CA, for oncology patients. I also have training for individuals with chronic illnesses, elderly, and hospice, which heighten awareness of nuanced ways in which our energy affects others . In other words, I have had more exposure to all the ways in which a therapist’s actions affect us during a body therapy session. Sound, light, movement of air by the therapist, moving of the covers, fully supporting the body with cushions/towels/warmth, and rhythm of body strokes can all affect the central nervous system. These small, but very important details are considered with each and every session, and my intention is to deliver the most relaxing and calming session possible.
Individuals going through oncology treatments may react to ingredients in massage oils, lotions and gels, so I use only HobaCare brand 100% pure jojoba oil in oncology sessions. Jojoba oil is the closest substance to what our own sebaceous glands produce (sebum), so no client has ever had an adverse reaction to it.
If you are a grant recipient and would like to schedule a free session, click here to use the MindBody online system. Alternatively, contact the shop at 925-443-4442, or contact Gina directly via phone or text at (925) 202-8230.
Sandra J. Wing and Gina Moore at Fundraising Event