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Massage for People Living with Cancer

Cancer can affect people of all ages and we believe that everyone has the right to nurturing and therapeutic touch.

Massage for people living with cancer has been shown to help reduce symptoms of nausea anxietydepressionfatigue. It is often offered as part of cancer care in cancer centres, hospices, community health services and some GP surgeries.

Masage can be used to help:

  • relax your mind and body 
  • relieve tension 
  • improve the flow of fluid (lymph) in the lymphatic system 
  • enhance your mood

Our therapists have trained with Iris Cancer Partnership and as such, are fully qualified to work with you through this difficult time. We often have two therapists in the clinic, so you can book at treatment for yourself and a family member so you both have time to relax and unwind.

Your therapist will be able to tailor the treatment completely to your needs and individual requirements. 

Some people are concerned that massage could cause cancer cells to spread to other parts of their body. Cancer does not metastasis or spread by human touch and research shows that comfort oriented massage can be beneficial. 

It's a good practice to notify your consultant and let them know you’d like to receive gentle nurturing massage.

We are sorry to say that we are unable to offer home visits at the moment. Also, due to the nature of our venue we are only able to see people who are able to manage stairs. However, we have a tranquil city centre venue where you are most welcome to visit us for massage.

Costs

We offer a £5 discount on our standard treatment times for people living with cancer, so the costs for massage are: 

  • 60 minutes £40 
  • 75 minutes £50
  • 90 minutes £55
  • 2-hours £70

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is also very beneficial for people living with cancer for relaxation, energising and peaceful time out. Kat offers a £5 discount on her classes for people living with cancer. 

If you would like any further information please don't hesitate to contact us.