BENEFITING: Friends in Deed, Inc.
Have you ever had a massage? (If your answer is “no”, what are you waiting for?) If you have experienced a massage or bodywork, you know how amazing that feeling is, right?
Now imagine that you’ve just been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness or you’re feeling the stress of caregiving, or grieving over the death of a loved one. That massage would be even way more welcome and beneficial. Here at Friends In Deed – The Crisis Center for Life-Threatening Illness -- we provide the most amazing massages and bodywork to our community of clients, completely free of charge! Yes, you read that right, free of charge. And we happen to have the most talented body workers in New York City volunteering their time to make this free service happen.
The going rate for bodywork in NYC is at least $100 per hour – not something the vast majority of our clients could afford. That’s why it’s so important that Friends In Deed is here for them and that we continue to offer our services free of charge.
After almost 20 years of doing this, Friends In Deed understands that the experience of being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness (along with the side effects of treatment) produces anxiety, pain, fatigue, sleep issues, and stress. We know how essential it is to even just be touched by another human being. And although the benefits of bodywork and massage techniques have been known for centuries, recent medical studies are beginning to scientifically support them as useful methods to strengthen the immune system and to reduce pain, fatigue and anxiety. Among the fabulous modalities of bodywork we’ve offered are Swedish, Reiki, Shiatsu, Reflexology and Thai Massage – all in a dedicated, serene massage room. (It’s freshly painted, too!)
The funds we raise here on Crowdrise will help Friends In Deed pay for supplies including massage oils, towel and sheet service and the space itself.
So what are you waiting for? Get (body) working!!
AMOUNT OF MONEY WE HOPE TO RAISE: $5,000
(50 sessions x $100)