Oncology Massage Non-Profit Arrives in La Jolla

For the past decade the non-profit, “Greet the Day,” has been improving the quality of life for thousands of people affected by cancer with complimentary oncology massage and restorative bodywork. Today, organization co-founder Spa Gregories announced the extension of Greet the Day to San Diego with a new partnership with the Moores Cancer Center in La Jolla. On the heels of their 10th Anniversary, this new development will bring healing touch modalities to local cancer patients and will further catapult the need for oncology accreditation in San Diego.

Since its inception in 1998, Spa Gregories has maintained a dedicated commitment to serve and comfort cancer patients. Spa Gregorie’s owner Angela Cortright worked for nearly a decade to improve the quality of life for people affected by cancer through “Greet The Day.” The organization provides education, oncology massage, and restorative bodywork for patients in need. In 2008 Spa Gregorie’s was recognized by the Women’s Cancer Research Foundation and was named “Humanitarian of the Year” for their work. Now in 2013 on the heels of its 10th Anniversary, “Greet the Day” extends their healing touch and massage services to San Diego oncology patients.

The organization will be the first of its kind in the area and will offer in-patient infusion center massage at the Moores Cancer Center in La Jolla. Infusion offerings include Chemo Comfort Touch, complimentary hand and foot massage for chemotherapy patients. In conjunction with “Greet the Day,” Spa Gregories is actively working to increase accreditation for massage therapists in the San Diego area and spread awareness to the benefits of healing touch massage.

“San Diego is a huge step for ‘Greet the Day.’ The expansion of our organization to the Moores Cancer Center in our 10th year of service is an outstanding accomplishment. We definitely credit Spa Gregories with making it happen and our ultimate goal is to further the certification of therapists in San Diego. In addition, with our new community volunteer training program, you don’t need to be a licensed massage therapist to help heal. The launch of this new program provides more opportunity for people to help oncology patients at Moores,” said “Greet the Day” Executive Director Kim Mason.

For more information, visit www.spagregories.com. Spa Gregories is open seven days a week; Monday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m.to 9 p.m.

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Posted by Ashley Mackin on Feb 18, 2013. Filed under Health & Science. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

1 Comment for “Oncology Massage Non-Profit Arrives in La Jolla”

  1. Kat

    I think this is amazing, massage has so many benefits. Congratulations on expanding to San Diego!

    I am curious. I noticed mention that they offer in-patient, is there a program for out-patient or home visits?

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