Gentle Massage Therapy is a form of therapeutic care that we offer in our Big C Centres.
Unlike other forms of massage, which can be uncomfortable due to the pressure placed on the body, Gentle Massage Therapy is adjusted to be soft and gentle. Massages have been found to help reduce stress, tension and anxiety.
Each session is attuned for the individual, and the massage therapist will avoid any areas affected by cancer, such as tumour sites or lymph nodes.
Will I need to be naked?
You would normally be asked to remove the clothing for your upper body in order for the therapist to be able to massage you neck, shoulders and back while you lie on your tummy and a towel will be placed over you.
Will it hurt?
No, as this is a gentle massage. If you have any pain prior to your massage, please inform your therapist.
Will it spread my cancer?
No. There is no evidence to show that gentle massage spreads cancer. The therapist will not massage any tumour site.
Interested in Gentle Massage?
Please contact our support team below to find out more.