Oncology Massage, Hospice Care, Lymphedema Therapy
Virginia L Vickers, LMT, CLT
Certified Lymphedema Massage
Compassionate Care Through Touch
The simple and timeless act of "laying of hands"on another, is for me what this is all about and where the healing occurs. There is something so profoundly sacred in this exchange. It does not need to be proven nor researched. I trust this process and I am beyond fortunate and humbled to call this my work.
Virginia is dedicated to seeing massage therapy as a complementary approach to healing through the power of safe and compassionate touch.
In addition, she is passionate about exercise and nutrition and the positive effects these, in conjunction with massage, can have on the mind, body, and spirit.
"Ginny" is a board certified massage therapist through the NCBTMB and a certified lymphedema therapist (Vodder Method). Additionally, she has advanced training in Oncology Massage through Tracy Walton and Hospice Massage through Irene Smith.
She is a member of, and a preferred practitioner with the Society for Oncology Massage, as well as a partnering practitioner for Lucy's Love Bus; a charitable trust which provides free integrative therapies to children with cancer.
She has worked for and with patients at Care Dimensions (formerly Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston), Tufts Floating Hospital for Children, She also sees clients at Be Well Studios in Scituate Harbor, where she is Program Director for Oncology Care.
Ginny is a graduate of the Cortiva Institute and the New England Institute of Reflexology.
"Touch was never meant to be a luxury. It is a basic human need. It is an action that validates life and gives hope both to the receiver and the giver." ~ Irene Smith
Virginia's work has a profound impact on all of those with whom she interacts. Whether it is seeing patients through their end of life, or providing compassionate touch to pediatric or adults patients through their most trying and vulnerable times, her presence in her client's lives is difficult to measure. Her patients are profoundly grateful, and remain deeply moved by her work - more so than any other Massage therapist I have known.
Oncology Massage appointments are available on Wednesdays and also at specially arranged times during the week. Please call or email for more information.
Licensed - Commonwealth of MA LMT
Certified - Lymphedema Therapist
Certified - Oncology Therapist
Certified - Reflexology Therapist