Cancer Support and Palliative Care

Benefits of complementary therapies

Alongside medical care, complementary therapies can help to support clients affected by cancer. There is evidence that they can relieve anxiety, improve mood and promote sleep. It can also help clients to cope with and manage a range of symptoms, including pain.

Further information about the benefits of therapies and cancer care can be found here:

Cancer Research UK 
Macmillan Cancer Support 

Complementary therapies should not be used in place of conventional medical care. Always consult a GP or other health professional for medical attention and advice.

Choosing a therapist

It is important to choose a qualified therapist who has undertaken the necessary training to understand the theory and practice of this particular therapy.  

By choosing a therapist who is an FHT member, you can be confident that they are professionally trained, qualified and insured. They will also be listed on our Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register, as massage is considered a form of complementary healthcare. 

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