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Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa Concludes Fundraising and Raising Awareness of Childhood Cancer
Date:9/30/2013

Commack, Long Island, New York October 1st, 2013 (PRWEB) September 30, 2013

Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa recognized that September was National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Hands On raised money for Embrace Kids Foundation and The Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation and Avery a three year old child who is currently battling Neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer. The fundraiser and the response to this campaign was extremely successful.

Many of the massage therapists at Hands On donated their time in order to raise awareness of Childhood Cancer and to raise donations as well. They incorporated an ear massage designed to nurture and pamper. Donations were optional. The techniques used for this massage are so simple yet so effective that Hands On released their protocol to the public in hopes that this massage can be offered to the masses.

Ear Massage is not new. Ear reflexology has been around for thousands of years. However, you certainly dont need an understanding of ear reflexology to receive all the soothing, relaxing and well-being benefits of an ear massage. It is common knowledge that Massage therapy often helps mitigate pain, anxiety, depression and other side effects often related to cancer and/or chemo therapy effect. Ear massage is simple and easy.

Marla Kaplan-Pelle, the director of Hands On, stated, "We are very happy with the success of this campaign. The outpouring of support from our clients and staff were even better then expected! We raised funds and awareness at the same time! I am very proud to be part of this wonderful organization."

People often say that cancer doesn't hurt but cancer very often can and does hurt and when it comes to children and childhood cancers, there are many causes of pain. Traditionally, the ears are neglected when giving a massage. However, the ears can often be massaged when everything else hurts. Rubbing a child's ears can send happy feelings into the body by triggering the release of brain endorphin's.

Cancer pain is often caused by a tumor pressing on bones, nerves or other organs of their body. Sometimes pain is related to cancer treatment. For example, some chemotherapy drugs can cause numbness and tingling in hands and feet or a burning sensation at the place where they are injected. Radiotherapy can cause skin redness and irritation. No matter what kind of pain, very often the child doesn't want to be touched due to the sensation overload.

Young children often can not verbalize the level of pain nor any fear or anxiety. Parent and caregivers can be at a loss as to how they can participate in their child's healthcare and make them more comfortable. Ear Massage can often be play in important role in pain and stress relief. Ear massage is an excellent relaxation technique and can part of the a pain- relief arsenal often necessary with childhood cancer.

Hands On has many Licensed Massage Therapists that have taken additional oncology massage courses in order to work with the cancer population. Hands On Healthcare Massage Therapy was chosen as a Recommended Community Provider by Memorial Sloan -Kettering Cancer Center.

Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa has been serving the Commack Community since 2000. Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy is a recognized leader in Advanced Medical Massage in Suffolk County, Long Island. Medical Massage is often the answer regarding pain, injury and disease. Hands On offers Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Massage, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Manual Lymph Drainage and is a recommended community provider for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The Spa Services Division offers spa treatments such as Therapeutic Facials, Skincare, microdermabrasion, body treatments, permanent makeup and para-medical cosmetics and cellulite reduction through ultrasound cavitation (Cavi-Lipo). The Wellness Day Spa has an extensive Couples Massage Spa Date Menu. Spa Parties are a specialty. An array of services and packages are available for both on and off-site. Beyond the Spa Services include off-site on-site workplace of event Mobile services which include bringing the day spa to the doorstep at home, venue or corporate function. Common events include bachelorette parties, showers, birthdays, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16 Corporate Events and functions. Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy claims its licensed massage therapists and estheticians provide clients with the ultimate experience in attention, service and care.

Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa
Marla Kaplan-Pelle, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Lymphatic Therapist, Director
208 Commack Road, Commack, NY 11725
631.462.4263

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