Oncology Massage

Our therapists are confident and trained in providing oncology massage to clients who present with a history of or are currently undergoing treatment for cancer.

We have undergone specialist training via an oncology massage course provided by the Amythest Trust (endorsed by Penny Brohn UK who are pioneers in the whole person approach to cancer) and are fully insured.

We believe that our therapies should be safe and effective for everyone.

Can massage help me?

Generally, massage therapy can help lift your mood, improve your sleep and enhance your well being. Massage for people with cancer is promoted as a natural way to help you relax and cope with:

  • stress
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • headaches
  • side effects of treatment

massage helps you feel good. It is a way to help feel like yourself.

What to expect

On your first visit, our therapist asks you some general questions about your health, lifestyle and medical history. We may ask to speak to your GP if concerned that massage could interfere treatment. In general, it is rare that your doctor will say no, or indeed that we will ask. We will taylor massage around any medical care you maybe receiving.

Hydrotherm and Oncology massage

Some of our massages are available with or without Hydrotherm which allows clients to lie supine avoiding lying on any scar tissue or medical devices necessary for cancer treatment. For example in the case of breast cancer Hydrotherm massage prevents you having to lay on your front. Massage techniques are adapted to suit clients needs.


Oncology massage is provided at our Keheren Therapy branches by:

  • Lauren Lyndon Hill. Sports Therapist, Sports Massage Therapist and Massage Therapist  in Truro Cornwall.
  • Catherine Manby. Massage Therapist, Sports Massage Therapist in Truro Cornwall.
  • Debbie Slater. Massage Therapist, Sports Massage Therapist in Truro, Cornwall & Richmond Upon Thames


Training in Oncology massage

Debbie Slater is an approved trainer for the Amethyst trust and has vast experience in training therapists to provide these treatments. For more information email debbie@keherentherapy.co.uk (London and Truro)

I had an amazing day of training. Debbie was great at explaining everything about dealing with cancer patients. Her knowledge is impressive, especially from a medical/scientific/research perspective (Student October 2017)

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