Massage Program Guidelines

Massage Program Eligibility Guidelines:

  1. Cancer patients are eligible for up to eight massage sessions. Primary caregivers are eligible for six massage sessions. Patients and caregivers within two years of diagnosis can use the massage benefit and have one year to complete their sessions.
  2. A physician’s approval must be received before a cancer patient has a massage at the Dempsey Center. If there are any changes in your health status (surgery, cardiac incident, seizure activity, changes in blood values, stem cell or bone marrow transplant procedures or shingles) we may request an updated physician’s approval. Be sure to tell the Dempsey Center, before your next appointment, if you have any health status changes.
  3. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call the Dempsey Center at least 24 hours beforehand. We will do our best to reschedule you in the next available slot. Any missed appointment not canceled within 24 hours will count toward your massage sessions allowed.
  4. If you have a fever or a cold on the day of your scheduled appointment, please call to reschedule. Many Dempsey Center clients have compromised immune systems and are at high risk of catching colds and flu.
  5. We schedule you with our licensed massage therapists based on availability and therefore you may have appointments with different therapists.
  6. Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of your appointment to update any paperwork that needs it.
  7. Cancer patients are given priority over caregivers for appointments. To schedule an appointment, please call the Dempsey Center 207-795-8250 (Lewiston) or 207-774-2200 (South Portland).