Palliative Touch Therapy Provided at Lititz Hematology and Oncology Care
Sep 30, 2016 10:43PM
Lin Roussel, a licensed practical nurse and licensed massage therapist, volunteers twice a month, for two-and-a-half hours each time, to provide palliative touch therapy at Lititz Hematology and Oncology Care, owned by Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center, in Lititz. People who are suffering from cancer benefit from gentle, mindful touch and the presence of a peaceful, caring listener.
Palliative touch therapy speaks to the holistic, whole-body approach to healing from what can be a deadly disease. Skilled touch for individuals with cancer is an important part of their journey to wellness, and positively affects their physical, mental and emotional health.
Roussel specializes in massage for oncology patients and the medically frail, and is a preferred provider for the Society for Oncology Massage. A very gracious and dedicated palliative touch therapy volunteer, Roussel provides palliative touch therapy to cancer patients, their caregivers and the Lititz Hematology and Oncology Care staff who is administering the chemotherapy.
Location: 1575 Highlands Dr., Ste. 205, Lititz. For more information, call 717-625-5850 or visit LititzHemOnc.com.