Massage Program Guidelines

Massage Program Eligibility Guidelines:

  1. Patients are eligible for a maximum of eight massage sessions. Primary caregivers are eligible for six massage sessions. Patients and caregivers have up to two years from diagnosis or end of treatment to activate the massage benefit and one year to complete the available sessions.
  2. A physician’s approval must be received prior to any patient receiving massage at the Dempsey Center. If there are any changes in your health status (such as 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 notify the Dempsey Center if there are any health status changes prior to your next scheduled appointment.
  3. If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please notify the Dempsey Center within 24 hours at 207-795-8250. We will do our best to reschedule you to the next available slot. Any missed appointment not canceled within 24 hours will be counted toward the eight, or six, maximum massage sessions allowed.
  4. If you have a fever or a cold the day of your scheduled appointment, it is recommended that you reschedule your massage therapy appointment. Please consider other Dempsey Center patients’ health when making your decision.
  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 allow our staff to update all necessary paperwork.
  7. Cancer patients will be given priority over caregivers for appointments. To schedule an appointment, please call the Dempsey Center 207-795-8250 or toll-free 1-877-336-7287