Emotional SupportPhysical Health

Emotional healing through compassionate touch

Congratulations, you are cancer-free!  Or maybe your medical team and you are completing your rounds of treatments, or you are living with cancer….  But now they tell you that ‘You can get back to living your life!’ – Great……  Where do you start?

“It was just one year and one month ago that you sat with me after my diagnosis of stage 3 breast cancer and assured me that you were on my team and I would make it through!”

Cancer treatments, (chemo, radiation, and surgery) all have taken a toll on not only your body, but also on your spirit, your emotions and mentality, basically on the entire you.  Are you left feeling weary, stiff, and maybe in chronic pain? Are you struggling with insomnia, depression, or anxiety?

Are you looking for support through this healing process?  Consider a specialized massage with a massage therapist who has training in Oncology Massage.  Someone who will work with your medical team, but yet provide a safe place where you can take a vacation from cancer. I’m an oncology massage therapist: my only focus is you, and providing you comfort.  A place where you can go and be yourself and feel safe.

“I wanted this every day! After my massage I felt everything was right inside me.”

A massage therapist trained in Oncology Massage can provide many wonderful and positive effects that can support the healing of all your parts–the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual parts. Your entire being needs time to restore and be nurtured.  The human touch, the comforting and safe touch, that massage will provide can help you relax and give you time away from your cancer.  Massage creates a relaxing experience during this challenging time in your life.  It is a shame that treatments for emotional healing, such as massage or Craniosacral Therapy, are not part of the cancer treatment protocol but an option for your healing.

“What I craved most was a relaxing touch massage.”

Massage therapy supports all parts of you, your whole person, and in many cases

  • Offers short-term pain relief
  • Reduces anxiety and stress level
  • Helps with depression
  • Reduces swelling
  • Helps heal scars
  • Improves body image
  • Helps reduce headaches
  • Helps with insomnia
  • Helps with fatigue
  • Helps ease constipation
  • Lessens nausea
  • Increases alertness and mental clarity
  • Helps improve peripheral neuropathy
  • Aids in post-surgical healing and more

“I sleep so well after seeing you.”

Massage is one complementary healing treatment.   Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is another that has helped many of my clients who have had many types of cancer in all stages, through the medical treatments and the emotional healing through survivorship.  ‘Both treatments will impart renewed strength to heal and leave you with a sense of wellbeing’. CST is a light touch, gentle hands on treatment that can help by enhancing your body’s health and well being. Unlike massage in a CST treatment you remain clothed, this can be done lying down or sitting up.   CST is a whole-body approach that is intended to support the process of recovery.  These sessions are deeply relaxing and work at freeing up the central nervous system to it may perform at its best.  The craniosacral system is comprised of the membranes and fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.  This technique uses a gentle and delicate touch to facilitate the releases and improve the functions of the central nervous system.  This will leave you feeling deeply relaxed and support your body’s healing abilities.
“When I left that first time, it was amazing how much better my neck and back felt.”
CST has been reported by clients and patients with cancer to help:
  • Alleviate side effects from chemotherapy, radiation and other treatments
  • Decrease or eliminate nausea
  • Increase appetite
  • Decrease pain
  • Reduce the chance of infections
  • Promote Deep Relaxation
  • Relieve fatigue
  • Improve the quality of life

“Debra-Jean is incredible and supportive, and she provided me with a relaxing safe place to heal.  She is knowledgeable, shared what she knows and her experience empowers people to heal.”

Whether you choose massage therapy or CST, you will feel both physically and emotionally nurtured.  Many of my clients combine both massage and CST for an incredibly deeply relaxing session, and relish the relief they feel.  I am happy to to be part of your healing team, to support you and offer a safe place for you to restore.  These comfort-focused treatments are tailored for the individual.   You can received these treatments even if you are actively going through your medical treatments, in recovery or survivorship, as well as for those who will be moving on soon.

“Your comforting words and gentle healing touch offered me the strength and fortitude to take on the cancer and make it through. Thank you, my friend, for your partnership and support this past year. You met with your energy wherever I was and supported me there.”

Debra-Jean LeBrun is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Master Aesthetician who specializes in Craniosacral Therapy.  She is trained in Oncology Massage and Skincare since 1998.  Debra-Jean is also trained in scar release both surgical and burn scars.  She had training in Manual Lymphatic Drainage including pre- and post-surgical massage and vacuum therapy.  Debra-Jean is located in Beverly, MA, at  Balance Within.  Debra-Jean can be reached at 978-473-7808BalanceWithinmassageandskin.com  or email directly to massagebydebrajean@gmail.com.


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