Massage for Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy



Many people receiving chemotherapy develop a condition called chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, or CIPN, that causes pain and/or numbness in the hands and feet. Research has suggested massage can help reduce the pain, numbness, and other problems that commonly occur with CIPN. In this workshop, you will hear from Dr. Ting Bao, Director of Integrative Breast Oncology at MSK. She will discuss the research and rationale behind massage for CIPN. An MSK massage therapist who has worked with CIPN patients for over 20 years will share ways to relieve CIPN symptoms at home using warm soaks, stretches, and self-massage techniques. This workshop is designed for people who have been diagnosed with CIPN and people receiving chemotherapy that may cause CIPN.

Audience: This workshop is open to people who have been treated for cancer and their caregivers.


  • Ting Bao, MD, MS, Director, Integrative Breast Oncology
  • Rocco Caputo, LMT, NMT – MSK Mind-Body Instructor

You Will Need:

  • A computer with a high-speed Internet connection, or a tablet, such as an iPad, or a smartphone.
  • A webcam, speaker, and microphone. If you do not have a microphone and speaker, you can participate in the class by phone. You will receive the phone number once you register.
  • Google Chrome or Firefox as your browser

What to Wear: 

  • Comfortable clothing

You Must Be Able To: 

  • Sit comfortably

Date & Time(s)


This class is taught online through Zoom, a videoconference system.

    Registration Details

    Registration for this workshop is required. Please complete the form below. You will receive an email to confirm your registration and instructions to join the class.

    • General public rate: $25
    • Integrative Medicine at Home member rate: $20

    Integrative Medicine at Home is a monthly membership program offering access to daily different online fitness and mind-body classes. Learn more and become a member today by visiting our website.


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