The Center for Integrative Medicine in Easton has added oncology massage to its list of services.

Offered by licensed massage therapist Stephanie Latham, this therapeutic treatment helps relieve the stress associated with a cancer diagnosis, according to a press release from Shore Health System.

“Oncology massage is really coming to the forefront,” Latham said. “Research-based studies show that it helps reduce anxiety, stress, and the physical effects of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.”

Latham trained as a massage therapist at the Delaware Learning Institute, and has practiced massage therapy since 2005.

The Star Democrat, Easton, Maryland, Sept. 27, 2011