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Emotional Healing After Cancer

Emotional Healing
Thru Compassionate Touch

Congratulations, you are cancer free! Or maybe your medical team and you are completing your rounds of treatments, or you are living with cancer…. But now they tell you that ‘You can get back to living your life!’ - Great…… Where do you start?

“It was just one year and one month ago that you sat with me after my diagnosis of stage 3 breast cancer and assured me that you were on my team and I would make it through!”

Cancer treatments, (chemo, radiation, and surgery) all have taken a toll on not only your body, but also on your spirit, your emotions and mentality, basically on the entire you. Are you left feeling weary, stiff and maybe having chronic pain? Are you struggling with insomnia, depression or anxiety? Are you looking for support thru this healing process? Consider a specialize massage with a massage therapist who has training in Oncology Massage. Someone who will work with your medical team, but yet as provide a safe place where you can take a vacation from cancer. As an oncology massage therapist my only focus is you, and providing you comfort. A place where you can go and be yourself and feel safe.

“I wanted this everyday! After my massage I felt everything was right inside me”

A massage therapist trained in Oncology Massage can provide many wonderful and positive effects that can support the healing of all your parts, the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual parts. Your entire being needs time to restore and be nurtured. The human touch, the comforting and safe  touch, that massage will provide can help you relax and give you time away from your cancer. Massage creates a relaxing experience during this challenging time in your life. It is a shame that treatments for emotional healing, such as massage or Craniosacral Therapy is not part of the cancer treatment protocol but an option for your healing.

“What I craved most was a relaxing touch massage”

Massage therapy supports all parts of you, your whole person, and can help ease symptoms, such as:

Short term pain relief
Reduce anxiety and stress level
Helps with Depression
Reduce swelling
Helps heal scars Improve body image
Helps reduce headaches
Helps with insomnia
Helps with fatigue
Helps ease constipation
Lessen nausea
Increase alertness and mental clarity
Help improve peripheral neuropathy
Aid in post surgical healing and more

“I sleep so good after seeing you”

Massage is one complimentary healing treatment, Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is another that has helped many my clients who have had many types of cancer in all stages, thru the medical treatments and the emotional healing thru survivorship. ‘Both treatments will impart renewed strength to heal and leave you with a sense of wellbeing'. CST is a light touch, gentle hands on treatment that can help by enhancing your body’s health and well being. Unlike massage in a CST treatment you remain clothed, this can be done lying down or sitting up. CST is a whole-body approach that is intended to support the process of recovery. These sessions are deeply relaxing and work at freeing up the central nervous system to it may perform at its best. The craniosacral system is comprised of the membranes and fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. This technique uses a gentle and delicate touch to facilitate the releases and improve the functions of the central nervous system. This will leave you feeling deeply relaxed and support your body’s healing abilities.

“When I left that first time, it was amazing how much better my neck and back felt”

CST has been reported by clients and patients with cancer to help:

Alleviate side effects from chemotherapy, radiation and other treatments
Decrease or eliminate nausea Increase appetite
Decrease pain
Reduce the chance of infections
Promote deep relaxation
Relieve fatigue
Improve the quality of life

“Debra-Jean is incredible, supportive, and provided me with a relaxing safe place to heal. She is knowledgeable, shared what she knows and her experience empowers people to heal”

Weather you choose massage therapy or CST you will feel both physically and emotionally nurtured. Many of my clients combine both massage and CST for an incredibly deeply relaxing session and relish in the relief they feel. I am happy to to be part of your healing team, to support you and offer a safe place for you to restore. These comfort focused treatments are tailored for the individual. You can received these treatments even if you are actively going thru you medical treatments, in recovery or survivorship, as well as for those who will be moving on soon.

“Your comforting words and gentle healing touch offered me the strength and fortitude to take on the cancer and make it through. Thank you, my friend for your partnership and support this past year. You met with your energy wherever I was and supported me there.”

Debra-Jean LeBrun is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Master Aesthetician, since 1998. Debra-Jean specializes in Craniosacral Therapy, and is trained in Oncology Massage and Skincare. Debra-Jean has helped a lot of woman move beyond their cancer event and embrace their emotional healing. Debra-Jean is also trained in scar release with both surgical and burn scars, including training in Manual Lymphatic Drainage as well as pre and post surgical massage and vacuum therapy. Debra-Jean is located in Beverly MA at Balance Within. Debra-Jean can be reached at 978-473-7808, or email directly to


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