Human Touch Initiative says goodbye.

It has been over 7 years since HTI was founded. In that time hundreds of Rochester Area people with cancer were able to find some refuge from their suffering—if even for only one hour at a time—through the profound affects of human touch.  The massages given, friendships forged, tears wept, prayers tendered, healing witnessed, and yes, funerals attended, were all part of the profound way our massage therapists cared for their clients—all offered under the innocuous title "HTI Oncology Massage Program".

Our organization has been run by a small core group of volunteers. We have been seeking new leadership for a long time to give those individuals a well-deserved rest. We have reached out to numerous organizations and individuals to see if our organization could be “adopted” by a larger organization or to see if there is a dynamic and passionate person or group who would like to pick up what HTI has started and carry it forward, but to no avail.

So, it is with a bitter-sweet feeling we say goodbye. We all have been honored and forever changed to have been part of so many inspirational lives.

If you have massage vouchers please use them by April 30, 2016.

If you have questions please call HTI at (585) 672-6222

The following is a list of Licensed Massage therapists in the Rochester area who are trained in oncology massage for those who would like to directly contract their services.

Oncology massage trained LMTs