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Mickey Madden ~ retired
530.416.0089 cell

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Mickey Madden (co-owner), Certified Massage Therapist

a long time resident of South Lake Tahoe, joined the team of
Alpensong Healing Arts in 2003.  Her passion is with energy-based modalities
including Healing Touch and the beautiful vibrationally charged tools of
Biogenesis and Oncology Body Work.

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The Society for Oncology Massage defines oncology massage as
"The adaptation of massage to safely nurture body, mind and spirit of anyone
who is dealing with cancer." Oncology is the study of cancer, and cancer is simply
defined as an abnormal mass of cells that grown uncontrolled in the body.

The main modality of massage used in the United States is Swedish massage.
This style primarily uses gliding, stroking, kneading and tapping to manipulate soft
tissues and muscles. Other forms of massage that would be appropriate for
oncology patients include reflexology, aromatherapy, energy work, acupressure,
shu points, scar tissue relief and lymphatic massage. Each of these techniques
emphasizes light contact with the patient, or in the case of aromatherapy and
some forms of energy work, no contact with the patient's body.

The American Cancer Society has published several articles showing the benefits of
oncology massage.

Oncology massage therapy can improve health, strengthen the immune system and
decrease the pain for clients with cancer. Massage therapy has helped relieve several
cancer-related symptoms such as exhaustion, pain, insomnia, constipation, diarrhea,
nausea, lack of appetite, low blood count and other common side effects cancer
patients experience because of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments.
Clients also have experienced improved mood and less anxiety, anger, and depression.

"Faced with six months of chemotherapy following surgery and the removal of
lymph nodes I was very concerned that my lymphatic system would not be able to
handle the chemicals. Mickey Madden, an experienced masseuse had worked on me
in the past and I knew she had taken training to work with cancer patients during
their treatments. So, we put together a plan to drain the lymph system after each
infusion. The results were fabulous! My side effects were minimal and I felt
almost normal after she worked on me. I cannot imagine going through chemotherapy
without this intervention." ~ LM, SLT


Our zen like atmosphere
allows for letting go of the
outside world and receiving
an inner feeling of relaxed,
grounded alertness.

Our experienced therapists
have a variety of specialties
to soothe, smooth and satiate
your multi-faceted body
and mind.

What sets us apart:
Outstanding commitment
to wellness;
Expertise in specialty
therapies (Biogenesis,
Full 60 minute sessions
(providing you arrive a few
minutes early to allow for
changing time);
Professional yet
comfortable environment;
Obsessed with delighting
our clients;
Located on the locals side
of town along with
family-owned businesse
and outlet shopping.

We have 3 treatment rooms,
so family or friends can
schedule at the same time,
as available.

Open 7 days a week
by appointment only.

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