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Diamondhead Building, Hwy 31
1957 Hoover Court, Ste. 206
Hoover, AL 35226
(Behind Wells Fargo in the white office building) (205) 623-1177
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NEWS:


Client COVID-19 Precautions



A) You cannot wait in the reception area. You must wait in your car until called by your therapist. Please be waiting in the parking lot at least 5 minutes prior to your appointment time.

B) If you have a face mask, please take it with you to your appointment as you will be asked to wear it while on the table and not face down.

C) Do NOT enter the office if you have a fever of 100.4 degrees or more, or if you believe you may have been exposed to the Coronavirus within the last 2 weeks. You will not be charged if you cancel prior to your appointment.

D) When you enter the office, we will take your temperature using a no-contact thermomether, then please proceed directly to the bathroom to wash your hands.

E) Intake and outtake will be done in the treatment room to limit contact with other clients

F) Please pay by credit or debit card if possible.

G) Maintain a 6 foot distance from others, with the exception of your therapist.

H) Since cloth chairs and carpet cannot be properly sanitized between clients, we have paper or towels to put on the chairs and have socks (optional) that you can wear so your bare feet don't have to touch the carpet. We can remove the socks when we massage your feet.

Our COVID-19 Precautions



1) We will not come to work if we have a fever, symptoms or believe we have been exposed to the virus. If we don't come to work, we will try to get another therapist to take your appointment.

2) We will wear face masks when we are within 6 feet of you and wear a clean "smock" for each client. (I interpret this as we can change shirts, not that we have to wear an apron)

3) We have removed the fleece face pillow pads and replaced the cloth covered face pillows with vinyl ones. We have a protective barrior covering the padding on the table that can be sanitized between clients.

4) We will no longer use blankets unless you ask for one, and if you do, it will be clean and washed again before being used for another client.

5) As always, we will use clean linens for each client and wash our hands/arms before and after each massage.

6) We will sanitize (door knobs, pens, light switches, jewelry caddies, bathroom fixtures, credit card terminal, etc.) after each massage.

7) We have ordered UV lights which will be used daily to thoroughly sanitize each treatment room. This will sanitize all surfaces, including the carpet, drapes and chairs.

7) We will not touch your face. Exception: Becca will continue to offer TMJ work because she always wears gloves when she is doing it. She will also wear a face mask if she can find any.

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Oncology Massage:

Oncology Massage is massage that is customized for the unique needs of someone receiving treatment, or who has received treatment for cancer. Damage to the lymphatic system, effects from chemotherapy and radiation treatment, ports, medical devises... all need specific adjustments made to the massage even decades after treatment.. I have received the special training to make the adjustments needed and now offer Oncology Massage. You must fill out the "Oncology Client Health Form" and return it a few days prior to your first massage.

We Have Moved!


We have moved to the Diamondhead building in the Hoover Court Shopping Center, behind Wells Fargo in the white office building. It is on the far left of the same shopping center as the Jefferson County Revenue Office.

We have a 4th treatment room, a larger couple's room, and a bathroom off reception. Clients will also find that they have more privacy as the rooms open onto an interior hallway separate from reception.

I've also purchased two spa tables for the comfort of those who cannot comfortably lie flat on their backs. For prenatal clients, this allows us to work your neck and shoulders better while you recline.


We Have a Wait List!


Our booking service includes a wait list.

If we are booked for the time you would like. You can specify what therapist, date and time period you would like to be wait listed for. If we have an opening come up, we will call and/or email that we have an opening and the first to respond will get the spot.

Check out our Comfort Craft tables!


We have 2 Comfort Craft Model 800 Mid-Split Electric tables. The mid-split means that the table can bend up to a 40 angle, which aids to open the back (9) or with a steeper angle can be used to assist in stretching. This is the table under all our padding and sheets in 2 of our 4 rooms.
One of Our Comfort Craft Mid Split Electric Tables

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - ONCOLOGY MASSAGE



  • What is Oncology Massage?
  • How is Oncology Massage different from other massage?
  • Is special training needed to perform Oncology Massage?
  • Is Oncology Massage Safe?
  • What are the benefits of Oncology Massage?
  • Can I get a massage if my blood counts are low?
  • Do I need a doctor's approval to receive Oncology Massage?
  • How do I prepare for an Oncology Massage?


  • What is Oncology Massage?


    Oncology Massage is massage that is customized for the unique needs of someone receiving treatment, or who has received treatment for cancer.

    How is Oncology Massage different from other massage?


    Damage to the lymphatic system, effects from chemotherapy and radiation treatment, ports, medical devises... all need specific adjustments made to the massage. Adjustments include things such as session length, pressure, direction of strokes, positioning, or avoidance of danger zones.

    The biggest difference that you as a client may note is how gentle the massage is. If you are currently, or have recently received treatment and like deep tissue massage, you may be disappointed in the pressure being used. Give it a chance. It may not be what you are accustomed to, but you will still benefit.

    Is special training needed to perform Oncology Massage?


    Yes. While it was obvious to me that special training was needed to work on clients while they underwent treatment, I was surprised to discover that I should not have been working on clients who were years past their treatment due to the danger of lymphodema.

    The special training received centers around questions to ask during intake, the significance of the information received, and the adjustments needed to be made as a result of the information garnered. Some of the adjustments are for comfort, some to not overly tax the body, some for safety. Without the training, the therapist does not know what they do not know.

    Is Oncology Massage Safe?


    Oncology Massage is offered at many of the leading Cancer Centers. It is generally safe regardless of where your cancer is, what stage it is, or where you are in your treatment or recovery. The key is to adjust your massage to these things, so your massage could range from "Touch Therapy" to deep tissue.

    If your answers to intake questions cause your therapist to have any doubts as to safety, your therapist will stop and suggest you speak to a doctor. For instance, if you have new nervy pain that you have not reported to your doctor, or if you are at risk for blood clots and show any symptoms of one.

    Let me address a few common concerns.

    Can massage spread my cancer by pressing on my tumor?
    A massage therapist trained in Oncology Massage will not press on a tumor site if the tumor is accessible.

    Can massage spread my cancer by increasing the blood circulation in my body?
    Massage increases localized blood flow, which is why the area receiving massage may turn red, but no studies have shown that there is a systemic increase in blood flow from massage. Walking up a flight of stairs will increase your systemic blood flow more than a massage, so if your doctor has not cautioned you against that, you can feel confident that massage is safe in that regard.

    If I'm not supposed to get blood pressure taken or blood drawn in my arm, how can I get a massage? A massage therapist trained in Oncology Massage will know to take care and adjust the pressure and direction of stroke away from the compromised lymph nodes.

    What are the benefits of Oncology Massage?


  • Relaxation
  • Reduced stress
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Improved sleep
  • Reduced pain and swelling
  • Improved range of motion
  • Reduced nausea and constipation
  • Emotional benefit from soothing touch


  • Can I get a massage if my blood counts are low?


    Yes. Low blood counts will affect the pressure of your massage, but if your blood counts are too low to receive a massage you are probably already admitted to a hospital.

    Do I need a doctor's approval to receive Oncology Massage?


    You do not need a doctor's approval to receive Oncology Massage. Hopefully your doctor is familiar with the benefits of a massage received from a therapist trained in Oncology Massage. Some doctors will encourage massage, but may not caution you to find someone trained in Oncology Massage. Other doctors may tell you not to receive massage because they are not aware of the special training received.

    If in doubt, you can make an appointment for a consultation only and your therapist can provide you with a treatment plan that includes adjustments that will be made to your massage that you can present to your doctor so he can give you informed advice.

    How do I prepare for an Oncology Massage?


    You will be asked to fill out a questionnaire prior to your appointment. To fill it out, you will need a list of your medications and what they are for as well as well as a list of procedures you've undergone and what they were for. You will also be asked if you know your blood counts. The rest of the questions should be able to be easily answered.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
       
     
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