Oncology Massage, Hospice Care, Lymphedema Therapy
My Colleague, Virginia Murphy, sees clients with more serious medical conditions. As an Oncology Therapist and Lymphedema Specialist she has experience with the most complex cases.
She sees clients from her nearby Hanover office, approximately 30 minutes from here, and seasonally she works alongside me on Martha's Vineyard.
Virginia L Vickers, LMT, CLT
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Compassionate Care Through Touch
The simple and timeless act of "laying on of hands" 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.
Virginia 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 and Tufts Floating Hospital for Children, She also sees clients at Be Well Studios in Scituate Harbor, where she is Program Director for Oncology Care.
Virginia is a graduate of 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 their lives is difficult to measure. Virginia's patients are profoundly grateful and remain deeply moved by her work - more so than any other Massage Therapist I have known.
Oncology Massage and Manual Lymphatic Drainage 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