Starting in April, oncology massage will be offered as part of our monthly Wellness Gatherings. A few generous businesses in the Rochester area have given HTI use of their facilities for a limited time each month so we can offer massage, as well as samples of other supportive therapies, to our clients. The gatherings offer a place for guests and practitioners to come together for healing and support.
Wellness Gathering information
We have two confirmed location sponsors for our Wellness Gatherings. Each location is being chosen for…well…it’s location. The plan is to have a few convenient options for the suburbs and one in the city. We also plan on various days of the week for our gatherings to give a variety of choices. The locations are already functioning as wellness centers and have beautiful treatment rooms and other amenities. ROC City Wellness at 1598 Penfield Road is our first location and Saint Joseph’s Neighborhood Center at 417 South Avenue is the second. More information regarding times, dates, locations, massage therapists, and how to schedule will be added soon.
Do you have an application pending?
If your application is pending approval you will be told if you have been approved, we will send you your vouchers either by email or snail mail along with information on our Wellness Gatherings.
Do you have expired massage vouchers?
For HTI clients who have vouchers that may be expiring we have extended the expiration dates 6 months to allow you to be a guest at our Wellness Gatherings.
Each Wellness Gathering will have another therapeutic activity taking place that HTI clients can sample for free or very low cost. You don’t have to be scheduled for a massage that evening. All past HTI clients are eligible to take part in these offerings!
Massages will require a contribution based on a sliding scale. Guests can choose to contribute between $10 and $35 at each visit.
Stay tuned for more information!
“Nothing prepares a person for a cancer diagnosis—or treatment. When the cumulative effects of chemotherapy began to cause bone pain serious enough to require painkillers in order to continue working, I found the HTI program. My massage therapist gave me moments of true relief from the pain. I am most grateful to HTI for this gift. Thank you!”
Human Touch Initiative has been helping reduce the suffering of Greater Rochester Area cancer patients since 2009 through the power and caring of massage therapy. Information on applying for services or donating can be accessed through the tabs above. The home page shows all the community activities that happen to help keep HTI going. If it wasn’t for these wonderful events we would not be able to maintain our provider list of qualified, talented, consistent, and caring massage therapists. If you would like to be involved in supporting HTI either as a volunteer, event coordinator or donor please contact us!
One hour Gift Certificates donated by local LMTs
available for $50 suggested donation.
Over 50 gift certificates were donated to HTI for our first annual “Massage is a Gift” fundraiser. Treat yourself, at a greatly discounted rate, and at the same time help 2 HTI clients benefit from our Oncology Massage Voucher Program.
Get in on this before they are gone!
Click here for more information.
We passed 1,500 vouchers given!
Without the support of our donors, event sponsors, independent fundraisers and the open hearts of our massage providers who have agreed to serve HTI clients for a much reduced fee we would not be able have the Oncology Massage Voucher Program.
Please view our sponsors and patronize their businesses.
Their generosity is outstanding.
Not to be confused with the massage gift certificates anyone can use in the above article. You can purchase an Oncology Massage Gift Certificate for someone you want to support while they are being treated for cancer or someone who is a cancer survivor. It is a meaningful way to show you care and 40% of the proceeds go to support our oncology massage program—offering massage at no cost.