Marcia Degelman

Massage therapist

Marcia Degelman is a massage therapist who provides chair and therapeutic massage at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. She also provides therapeutic massage to pediatric cancer patients, and their parents, during their hospital stay at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, and teaches meditation and guided visualization to cancer survivors.

Degelman who has worked in massage therapy since 1980, has more than 1,000 hours of training at the Boulder School of Massage Therapy in Colorado and is trained in several massage styles including craniosacral, involving the spine and skull; deep Swedish; gentle shiatsu; and orthobionomy, a system of muscle tension release through positioning. Degelman is certified by the California Massage Therapy Council and National Certification Board in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She has a certificate from Kate Jordan Seminars in pregnancy, labor and postpartum massage therapy and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She developed "Light Touch Acu-Therapy," which involves a light touch technique along the acupuncture meridians, to alleviate pain for cancer patients.


Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
1545 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7700
Fax: (415) 353-7358

Monday to Thursday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Boulder School of Massage Therapy 1979

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Ackerman SL, Lown EA, Dvorak CC, Dunn EA, Abrams DI, Horn BN, Degelman M, Cowan MJ, Mehling WE. Massage for children undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation: a qualitative report. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012; 2012:792042.

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