Southampton Hospital recently received a $13,500 grant from Angie’s Spa, which will help the hospital provide massage therapy for cancer patients.
Angie’s Spa, a charitable cancer foundation, funds programs to provide free therapeutic spa services to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
The funding will provide complimentary message therapy to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment at Eastern Long Island Hematology/Oncology. The grant will also allow expanded hours in Southampton and a new program for patients undergoing chemotherapy in the Riverhead office.
The message therapy is designed to alleviate painful side effects through relaxation to enhance traditional treatments, as well as give cancer patients a self-esteem boost. Licenses massage therapists from Southampton Hospital’s Ed and Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute will provide the services.
For more information, call 631-726-8800.