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The Oncology Massage Clinic

The Oncology Massage Clinic

Show Phone NumberThe Consulting Rooms, 34 Denmark Road, Exeter, EX1 1SEUK
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Opening Hours

Monday10:00 - 16:30
Tuesday10:00 - 16:30
Wednesday10:00 - 16:30
Thursday10:00 - 16:30
Friday10:00 - 16:30
Saturday
Sunday

Popular Treatments

Oncology Massage Up to £35
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About The Oncology Massage Clinic

Oncology Massage is the adaptation of massage techniques to safely nurture the body of someone during a cancer diagnosis, during medical treatment, when in remission, through palliative care with a terminal diagnosis and through survivorship.


Oncology Massage is a non-invasive technique, specifically adapted for individuals of all ages and all types of cancer.


 


 

  • Low blood cell counts

  • Blood clots

  • Bone metastases

  • Radiation or surgery

  • Fatigue

  • Nausea

  • Bone pain

  • Removal of lymph nodes

  • Lymphoedema

  • Peripheral neuropathy

  • Medications

  • Medical devices (venous access devices, drains, pumps, shunts, collection bags)

  • Delayed effects of treatment

 


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    A detailed registration form will be completed, including details of the type of cancer you have (or had), your treatment history, 

    your current treatment regime, any symptoms or side-effects you are experiencing, and any medical devices or lymph node involvement you may have.

  • A lighter pressure massage than a normal massage.

  • Any area of your body that has compromised lymph nodes will be treated very mindfully. 

  • Depending on issues specific to your body, the position you lie in will be modified to accommodate any surgical or radiation sites or specific medical devices you may have. 

  • If you have low blood counts, you may receive a specific gentle technique that addresses the potential for easy bruising.

 

Clinical research shows that massage can improve cancer treatment side effects, namely perception of pain and anxiety. Massage benefits may also include:


 
  • Reduced pain and fatigue

  • Decreased anxiety

  • Less nausea

  • Improved sleep

  • Eased feelings of isolation

  • Greater sense of well-being

 

If you are at risk of Lymphoedema:


 One of the common tests and treatments for cancer is biopsy, removal or radiation of lymph nodes in the area of the cancer. 
Oncology Massage Therapy integrates safety protocols into all massages when lymph nodes have been compromised. For this reason, you should only see an experienced oncology massage therapist if you have had lymph nodes removed. If you already have lymphoedema you may still receive an oncology massage, however, you are also advised to contact a therapist or nurse who is qualified in manual lymphatic drainage. 


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Accreditations

  • FHT - Federation of Holistic Therapists (Northern Ireland) 

Provides

Massage Therapy

Premises

Parking - Parking is on the road. There is a maximum limit of 2 hours.

Accessible to disabled people

Public transport access

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Access without steps

Disabled parking

Patient bathroom

Wireless access

On-site pharmacy

Clinic Services

Emergency service

Text message reminders

Home visits

Open 24 hours

Open weekends

Languages spoken

EnglishFrench

Massage Therapy

Up to £35
Oncology Massage

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Private Patients Welcome

Mrs Donna Walters

Job Title:
  Aesthetic Medicine Physician
Biography:
As an oncology-trained therapist, I have completed comprehensive training in general massage therapy as well as additional specialised training that addresses the pathology of cancer, the treatments used and the side effects of these treatments. I began my career as an IHBC trained massage therapist in 1985 utilising traditional, integrative Swedish massage techniques, whose methodology remains an important part of my massage treatment today. More recently, I chose to concentrate specifically on Oncology massage, a personal and modified approach to massage developed for cancer patients that safely enables them to benefit from the unquestionable positivity of hands on massage. Specialising in a therapy that brings such great relief to so many people is incredibly rewarding for me. I know that in some small part I am helping them to cope with their diagnosis.
Show Phone NumberThe Consulting Rooms, 34 Denmark Road, Exeter, EX1 1SEUK