Alternative Therapies

Healing is more than medicine. We offer massage and acupuncture as part of our mission to improve health and to alleviate the physical and emotional stress caused by cancer. Studies show benefits from these therapies include more energy, better sleep and less depression and anxiety.

Massage

Massage therapy involves the rubbing and kneading of soft tissues and muscles to relax the body and improve quality of life. The therapeutic massage treatments are customized and take into account the type of cancer you have, areas that have been recently treated with radiation or surgery, and other relevant medical conditions. Close communication between you, your doctor and therapist allows massage to be done safely while maximizing the benefits. Before engaging in any form of massage therapy, please ensure your massage therapist is aware of your cancer diagnosis. This information will help guide the therapist to provide the appropriate services to promote your healing.

Get Started

Massage therapy is offered in Casper on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Visit our front desk or patient navigator to make an appointment. Many insurance companies will pay for massage therapy. Contact our insurance specialist at 307-235-5433. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

ENJOY THE HEALING POWER OF MASSAGE

  • Strengthens immune system
  • Increases blood and lymphatic circulation
  • Reduces anxiety, stress and depression
  • Eases pain
  • Enhances sleep
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Improves digestion and absorption of nutrients
  • Enhances energy and alertness
ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture plays a complementary role to traditional cancer treatments by offering physical, mental and emotional benefits at any stage of cancer care. This ancient form of therapy relates to the flow of energy through the body with a premise that imbalances or interruptions contribute to pain and other symptoms. Some evidence supports that acupuncture can help reduce the amount of medication patients take to manage symptoms such as pain. Acupuncture is often relaxing and may significantly improve quality of life.

During acupuncture treatments, a trained specialist inserts tiny, sterile needles just under the skin in precise locations (called acupoints) associated with specific symptoms. The insertion of the tiny, pin-like needles, which is essentially painless, helps control symptoms by restoring the energy flow.

Acupuncture treatments are customized and take into account your specific cancer diagnosis, areas that have been recently treated with radiation or surgery, and other relevant medical conditions. Close communication between you, your doctor and acupuncturist allows this therapy to be done safely while maximizing the benefits.

Get Started

Visit our front desk or patient navigator to make an appointment. Many insurance companies will pay for acupuncture therapy. Contact our insurance specialist at 307-235-5433. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

RESTORE YOUR ENERGY FLOW

  • Control your pain
  • Reduce nausea and vomiting
  • Improve your mood and outlook
  • Heal faster
  • Boost your immune system
  • Increase your energy
  • Breathe easier
  • Sharpen mental abilities
  • Better appetite
  • Fewer hot flashes
  • Stimulate salivary flow