Some Monroe County residents with cancer could get a free or low-cost massage through a new nonprofit effort called Human Touch Initiative.

HTI is holding a fundraising event today and plans to begin oncology massage services this fall. To get services, cancer patients will fill out a form, not yet on the Web site, seeking a voucher for free or reduced-price massage therapy from a list of local licensed providers who’ve had training in oncology massage. Eventually the program wants to offer decongestive lymphatic therapy, guided meditation and yoga/movement therapies.

Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, July 4, 2009