If you are currently undergoing cancer treatment (or have recently), or if you are caring for someone going through this experience, massage can be of great benefit and is recommended by the American Cancer Society, the Society for Integrative Oncology, and LiveStrong.
You deserve it...Whether you need rest, relaxation, or pain or stress relief, several techniques are combined to best suit your individual needs and help you feel your best.
I began my career as a massage therapist in 1996, utilizing traditional, integrative massage techniques, and these methods remain an important part of my general practice. In recent years, I have been working more and more in oncology massage, a special approach to massage developed for cancer patients.
My growing oncology massage practice is deeply satisfying for me. It is deeply rewarding to ease someone’s journey through cancer treatment and recovery, whether I am helping them reconnect with their body after surgery, lower their anxiety, or simply get a good night’s sleep. My partner is a doctor; she saves children’s lives every day. I can’t do that, but I can help a cancer patient who hasn’t slept in a week get a good night’s rest. That means a lot to me, and I know it means even more to them.
I take great satisfaction from working with clients who come to me with a real challenge, people who haven’t found relief in the textbook treatments, people who push me to explore beyond what I already know. I relish the combination of intuition, research, and exploration that such clients need. I love working with clients to discover together what’s going on and how we can best bring them to a place of better health. When we find our way, together, to heightened awareness and well-being, it’s all the more fulfilling for the extra effort it took.
I've been one of Joan's clients more than 10 years and cannot believe how much her massage therapy has contributed to my health and quality of life. Joan's knowledge and skill has allowed me to manage severe back pain, migraines, allergies, and the routine stresses of daily life.
Judy B., Atlanta
I have been a client of Joan's for more than 12 years and highly recommend her! She spends time with me at the beginning of each visit to determine how to best maximize my massage session. I know that Joan is truly concerned about my health and welfare.
Gayle M., Atlanta
Joan has a way of massaging my mind as well as my body. After each full body massage, I leave feeling on top of the world!
Annette S., Decatur
Over the last 30 years I have been treated by MDs, osteopaths, and physical therapists. Joan's therapy has proven to have been by far the best value of any.
Joan has keen instincts and never fails to find the spots that are tight and being difficult and makes them disappear. Her upbeat, pleasant personality and great sense of humor are just icing on the cake and make getting a massage from her extra special.
Sal A., Decatur
I appreciate the holistic benefit of massage and have made my monthly session with Joan a vital part of my healthcare plan . . . and her therapy continues to have a profound impact on my general well-being.
M. B., Avondale Estates
Rates and Sessions
30 min. $55
60 min. $95
90 min. $145
$10 Oncology Discount offered to individuals during and up to 2 months post treatment (surgery, chemotherapy & radiation). After that time, session fees will return to regular rate schedule.
Gift certificates available. Contact Joan for more information
Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
(last session begins at 5:30 pm)
Saturday 9:30 am to 1 pm
(last session begins at 1 pm)
Please note: Your appointment time is reserved exclusively for you. In order to honor my time and yours, all cancellations and no-shows without a 24-hour notice will be subject to a missed appointment fee.
Before your first session, please fill out client forms and bring them to your first session with me.
If you are currently in treatment or have completed treatment in the past 12 months please fill out these forms:
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