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Resource Links

Welcome to our Resources Page!

Kiel Unger Massage Therapy Blog - Catch up on our latest promotions, deals, and news articles. Kiel's blog is now a microblog at Twitter handle @massage__helps!

Living Beyond Breast Cancer - This local, Philadelphia Area organization boasts a vast array of resources, hotlines, conferences, teleconferences, medical information, and much more for those in all stages of breast cancer and survivorship. Check out LBBC's Webinar and events, such as conferences and local supportive, health-promoting programs.

Society for Integrative Oncology - The SIO is a multidisciplinary, international, non-profit organization promoting evidence-based integrative cancer therapies, such as massage therapy, acupuncture, and stress reduction. The SIO's members include top integrative oncologists from Memorial Sloan Kettering, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and MD Anderson Cancer Centers. Please visit the SIO's website for more information. Members of the SIO include oncologists, researchers, acupuncturists, nurses, naturopathic physicians, psychologists, massage therapists, herbalists, and social workers. These experts have published Clinical Practice Guidelines for lung and breast cancer, which can be found on the website. These guidelines represent the most stringently researched, evidence-based recommendations for the use of integrative oncology care modalities for patients and providers. SIO is working to advance person-centered integrative oncology care. Please follow their social media accounts, found on their home page, for more information.

Integrative Cancer Review  - A great resource for cancer patients and caregivers, as well as healthcare providers!

Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer - The most up-to-date and comprehensive information on the web today about pleural mesothelioma and asbestos-related cancers. Offers information ranging from a complete list of symptoms to treatment options, to steps to take after diagnosis.

Mesothelioma and Massage Therapy - Discover the benefits of massage therapy for mesothelioma patients, as well as information from drug and clinical trials to complimentary and alternative therapies. 

Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center - A great resource for patients and their families, which includes a helpful guide to legal matters and information on handling, banning asbestos in the work environment. - This website is a great resource for finding information on mesothelioma cancer, a rare cancer most commonly developing in the lining of the lungs, and causes by asbestos. Unfortunately, there’s no cure for mesothelioma. While it's treatable, it's more commonly detected in later stages; leading to a poor prognosis.

Mesothelioma Help Now - This website helps patients and families understand the diagnosis of mesothelioma; patient and family education contributes to longer survival. 

MesotheliomaGroup - A non-profit help community dedicated to providing information, help and even scholarships to those affected by mesothelioma.

MesotheliomaHelp - Features information on mesothelioma treatment, a helpful e-book, contact information about specialists in your area, and thoracic nurses who are available for chat.

Mesothelioma Fund - a resource of trust funds to assist mesothelioma patients and their families.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance - Resources for patients and their families, including support for veterans with mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma Veterans Center Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos can be found in many places, including U. S. Naval Shipyards. This website is a resource for U.S. Navy veterans with mesothelioma.

Lung Cancer Alliance - Resource for support, information and education about lung cancer.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome - RSDS is a painful, progressive disease that causes vicious pain cycles. Massage therapy can help interrupt those pain cycles and provide relief to patients. This article lists other websites that are helpful for RSDS patients.

Multiple Sclerosis - MS is a progressive, disabling central nervous system disease that causes symptoms like pain, muscle spasticity, and poor circulation. Massage therapy can help provide relief of symptoms and increase quality of life.

Fibromyalgia Network - Fibromyalgia is characterized by muscle pain and fatigue, among other symptoms. Check out Fibromyalgia Network's page on massage therapy and how it can help relieve trigger point pain. This helpful website also has coping resources, such as support groups nationwide.

PTSD - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is an anxiety disorder that can be helped by massage therapy. For more information, visit the National Center for PTSD and this helpful article.

Support for Veteran Students with PTSD One of the primary obstacles for American veterans returning home who are interested in enrolling in college is PTSD. This online resource provides actionable information to ease veterans' transition into college. 

Understanding Veterans with PTSD - Maryville University has an excellent resource page for understanding and helping veterans who suffer with PTSD.

Open Forest - Self Help Made Easy - This helpful website contains self help modules for mental health topics such as ADHD, Depression and Mindfulness. Founded by psychiatrist Dr. Michiel Bosman, Open Forest will be useful to our readers, as it complements our advocacy for wellness. - A comprehensive resource for those living with disabilities, has relevant information written by industry experts, including advice on obtaining government grants for accessibility remodeling.


Kiel Unger, LMT, NCTMB - (941) 932-0488