Carol Rossetti

Knowing friends and family over the years who have had their lives completely changed by cancer has drawn me to oncology massage. Many have mounting healthcare costs and loss of work so massage seems out of reach for them. The Pay-It-Forward fund allows me to continue providing massage for my many dedicated long term clients and new oncology clients while at the same time I can continue to make a living. Two local pay it forward programs inspired me to start a fund to make massage accessible to patients. 

For many years I noticed a Pay-it-Forward black board at a local restaurant in Oxford, MA. Customers could donate money and then others could redeem a juice or a sandwich whenever needed. I thought it was an easy way to make a small donation for someone in need. Then I read an article in a massage trade publication about a local massage therapist from Westborough, MA who had a fund to help her oncology patients pay for much needed massages. I thought her idea was wonderful and contacted Megan Belanger, LMT, CLT and asked her about her Touch of Kindness program. Megan gave me information so that I could start my own donation program which has been thriving since 2017.

I have a separate bank account just for the Pay-it-Forward funds. All you have to do is donate any amount by cash or check and the donation goes directly into this account. I will update the amount in the fund each week so at any time you can see on my website how much is available. Anyone can contribute to this pool of resources, and anyone can use money from the fund toward their oncology massage sessions with me. No questions asked. You can use whatever amount you’d like toward the cost of a session.

​I am grateful every day for the kindness, generosity and support of all my dedicated clients. 

Massage and Bodywork

My journey with Carol started about 5 years ago shortly after my breast cancer diagnosis. A friend recommended her to me

and despite being self-conscious about the fact that I didn't have

any hair and because I've never really done anything like

this before, I'm so glad I took the leap!

Having an Oncology massage was exactly what

I needed to help me through the

stress and pain from going through chemotherapy

and radiation treatments. I'm happy to say

that even after finishing treatments

I've continued to see Carol monthly for a

Swedish massage. She takes the time to listen

and focus on my problem areas while helping

me relax during my massage. Carol is amazing

at what she does, she is very kind, professional

and truly cares about her clients.