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Inpatient Massage Therapy Program

“Calm words and gentle touch do a lot to restore the wounded. Massage therapy is one helpful way to complement the science of medicine with humane care, to balance the technical with the art of touch and the blessing of human contact.”—Mark Lacy, MD; FMC Infectious Diseases Specialist

The hospital based Massage Therapy Program offers therapeutic massage to inpatients at FMC, with a physician order. Massage therapy in the hospital environment can offer comfort, relaxation, stress relief and pain management to patients who are often experiencing stress and anxiety, physical and mental discomfort, as well as feelings of isolation. The specially trained massage therapists at FMC offer massage therapy in the patient’s hospital bed and the session is tailored to the patient’s own specific needs and medical conditions. FMC does not charge patients for this service.

Comments from Inpatients at Flagstaff Medical Center about Massage Therapy:

“I was unable to sleep the first night after my surgery. Having massage therapy helped me relax and sleep through the night. It was a great service”

“After the car accident, I had a lot of muscular pain and tightness. The massage given to me while I was a patient at Flagstaff Medical Center provided great relief. Thank you!”

“Thank you all so much. Massage was one of the only things that helped me to maintain some peace of mind while I was on 24 hr bed rest…”

“The use of pain medication was minimal and I attribute the use of massage to aid recovery and reduce the need for medications. Very grateful for the available massage services”

The Gift of Touch
Therapeutic massage is made available to inpatients at FMC through the generous donations of caring individuals. You may help support the Inpatient Massage Therapy Program at FMC by contacting the Foundation for Flagstaff Medical Center at (928) 773-2093. By donating to this program through the Foundation, 100 percent of your donation will go towards the Inpatient Massage Therapy Program.

 FMC is a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Therefore, gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. You may give securely online or if you choose, you also may mail a donation to:

Foundation for FMC
Inpatient Massage Therapy Program
1200 N. Beaver Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86001amount are welcome to help underwrite the Inpatient Massage Therapy Program at FMC.



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