About Lupus

Online Massage Therapy Resource Guide

Many people with autoimmune diseases such as lupus report that massage benefits them.  

For several years, volunteers from the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) have been working on the local level with the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, educating and providing massage therapy to those affected by this disease.

These efforts have lead to new opportunities for more people living with lupus to experience the benefits of massage. AMTA and S.L.E. have paired up to provide a massage therapy on-line resource guide—AMTA members can list themselves on the S.L.E. website to help people with lupus to find qualified, licensed, affordable massage therapists in their area.

Lupus and Massage

All Massage Therapists listed are licensed by the state of NY and are members of the American Massage Therapist Association (AMTA).

  • The sliding scale fee will be determined on an individual basis and agreed to by the Therapist and client prior to the first appointment and will not change without written notice. Clients must pay in full at time of appointment.
  • Cancellations or changes to appointment must be made 24 hours prior. There is a fee charged for missed appointments. 
  • The client should not schedule an appointment if they are experiencing a lupus flare (fever, rash, ulcers, or other signs or symptoms). In addition, the massage therapist should be informed of any medications (corticosteroids) or treatments. Deep tissue massage can exacerbate lupus and in some cases may be contraindicated.