Oncology

Areola/Nipple Restoration

oncologyBreast cancer patients are choosing to undergo areola/nipple restoration after a mastectomy in order to re-pigment and camouflage the skin to create a natural looking breast. As one of the premier areola/nipple specialists in Sarasota Florida, Mary McAndrews offers complimentary consultations to all patients to thoroughly discuss this tattooing procedure. During the consultation, Mary will paint on the skin to give an idea of size, color, and shape and create the illusion of depth by highlighting and shadowing . For scar camouflaging, Mary will match your skin tone with flesh colored pigments to hide the scar. The areola/nipple restoration procedure will take approximately 2 to 3 sessions scheduled no more than 8 weeks apart. We are very aware that breasts are unique to each individual and we take special time and care to produce the most realistic and natural results. The procedure is done using hospital grade, state-of-the-art equipment in a sterile, serene, confidential setting. They are also pain free.

Our staff is dedicated to the journey of breast cancer patients and healthful beauty and we are actively involved in the community to help find a cure for this life altering disease. For more information, check our calendar to find out about our support group “Bosom Buddies” and upcoming events.

Additional Oncology Services
While traveling through this life changing journey, our staff is there with you every step of the way. We provide nurturing oncology services to meet the special needs of our most delicate clients.  We use organic and botanically based products to nurture the way nature intended.

Restoration Facial
Nurtures and treats thinning skin, pigmentation and broken capillaries utilizing the most calming and healing ingredients such as Calendula, Seaweed, and Vitamin E to restore balance after chemotherapy and radiation treatments.  60min….$85

Recovery Massage
Our massage therapists are certified in oncology massage so that we may provide individual care to suit the needs of our clients living with cancer by modifying speed, pressure, positioning, length of session time and site involvement (such as IV’s, drains, skin conditions, edema, and any lymph node or bone involvement). 60min….$70
*We do ask that you receive permission from your oncology physician before treatment. Also, we believe that staying in communication with your therapist about; where you are in your course of treatment, changes in your condition, or side-effects from treatment is essential for your care.

Caregiver Massage
Individuals who are living with cancer are not the only ones who are affected by the physical and emotional stress that comes along with illness. Caregivers will put aside care for their daily lives, physical needs, and emotions in order to be of assistance to their loved ones. Which is why we believe taking this time for their own needs they will not only feel better, but they will be able to provide better care for the individual in their life.  60min……. $85

“By touching a body, we touch every event it has experienced. For a few brief moments we hold all of a client’s stories in our hands. We witness someone’s experience of their own flesh, through some of the most powerful means possible: the contact of our hands, the acceptance of the body without judgment, and the occasional listening ear. With these gestures we reach across the isolation of the human experience and hold another person’s legend. In massage therapy, we show up and ask, in so many ways, what it is like to be another human being. In doing so, we build a bridge that may heal us both.”

–Tracy Walton, “The Health History of a Human Being,”
Massage Therapy Journal, Winter 1999.