Complementary Therapy services

We offer a selection of complementary therapies to our patients with cancer and their carers under the care of our Oncology or Haematology consultants. Our clinic is located in the Oncology and Haematology Outpatient department.

Therapies offered include:

  • Therapeutic massage/massage for cancer care

This is a holistic therapy that is adapted and specific to your needs. It invovles a gentle slow massage focusing on areas of tension and the lymphatic system to help blood and oxygen flow. Pure organic oils are used combined with gentle touch to chosen areas.

  • Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the use of specifically chosen essential oils to suit you, and a subtle blend is prepared to enhance your treatment. These blends can be combined with any touch therapy, used in inhaler sticks, or Aromapatches, which are known to calm the mind and enhance wellbeing. Our therapists work with you to create the perfect blend for your needs.

  • Reflexology

Reflexology is a treatment performed mainly on the feet. A light touch is used, and reflex points are worked gently in a sequence to aid relaxation and improved wellbeing. Reflexology can improve mood, relieve tension, reduce pain and nausea, and improve sleep.

  • Indian head massage

Indian head massage is a treatment that is performed on the head and scalp, and involves gentle pressure with slow movements on the head and continued down the neck to the shoulders.

This is a calming and relaxing treatment which helps to release the pressure felt from tension, improving concentration, sleep, and easing headaches.

  • Bach flower remedies

Bach flower remedies are a system of 38 essences, which capture the positive potential of the plants they’re created from, which Dr Bach believed offered a holistic approach to achieving emotional balance.

The 38 flower essences Bach discovered are made from a variety of wild plants, trees and bushes. Each one relates to a specific emotion that we all experience from time to time.

Key telephone numbers

Advice line: 01708 504 208

Reception: 01708 504208 or email:

Cancel/change an appointment: 01708 504208 or email

Preparing for your appointment

Eat and drink as normal and continue with prescribed medication.

Clinic locations

Georgia Cordery Therapy Room
Haematology and Oncology Outpatient department
Orange Zone
Ground Floor
Queen's Hospital

Appointments are available Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm.

Key staff

  • Julie Campbell, Lead Therapist/Service Co-ordinator
  • Pragna Magudia, Complementary Therapist
  • Rose Mcleod, Complementary Therapist

Frequently asked questions

Is there a charge?

We ask for a minimal donation of £5.00, if possible, to cover costs and to continue the service.

Am I restricted to a certain number of treatments?

We offer six treatments and then review and assess the need for any more. Therapy can be stopped at any time if the patient wishes.

Will it affect my cancer?

All treatments are not in any way a method of tumour reduction. The therapies help reduce side effects of treatment and help with relaxation and sleeping.

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