Desirae Petersen
Desirae Petersen
Desirae Petersen
Stay the spa
1010 N. 12th Ave.
 United States
Rae Petersen, LMT, CLT


Client's Location, Hospital, Inpatient Hospice, Spa
50+ Hours
1 - 15%

Quite often people ask me what Oncology Massage is and how it differs from regular massage. Oncology massage is the modification of existing massage therapy techniques in order to safely work with complications of cancer and cancer treatment. Essential aspects of my skill set are an informed understanding of the disease itself and the many ways it can affect the human body; the side effects of cancer treatments, such as medications, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation; and the ability to modify massage techniques in order to adapt for these side effects, as well as for the disease. 

With breast cancer related treatment being the number one cause of lymphedema in the United States, I have completed advanced training in lymphedema management in order to expand my scope of practice to include Complete Decongestive Therapy for treatment of this potential side effect. As a Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in Oncology Massage and Certified Lymphedema Therapist, I have the privilege to offer therapeutic treatment as a qualified therapist in a relaxing, non-hospital based setting. 
My services include Complete Decongestive Therapy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, and a variety of massage techniques including Oncology, Medical, Swedish, Hot Stone/Fire and Ice, Sports, Post-injury/Surgical, Deep Tissue, Cellulite Treatment and Pre/Postnatal. I have also completed training for treatment of fibromyalgia and can uniquely apply multiple techniques I have learned to provide relief within my scope of practice. 

S4OM Recognized Training

Tracy Walton
Oncology Massage Therapy: Caring for Clients with Cancer

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