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Christie NHS Foundation Trust (The)

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust has been pioneering cancer research breakthroughs for over 100 years and is the largest cancer centre in Europe. Treating more than 40,000 patients each year, they were the first UK centre to be officially accredited as a comprehensive cancer centre.

Based in Manchester, with radiotherapy centres in Oldham and Salford, they are a national specialist, treating 25% of patients from around the country. As part of the NHS, they provide radiotherapy, chemotherapy, specialised surgery for rare cancers and a wide range of diagnostic and supportive services including Photodynamic Therapy.

The complementary therapies are provided by 30 therapists working in a part-time self-employed basis covering Monday to Friday and working throughout the hospital.


Massage, aromatherapy, acupuncture/acupressure, reflexology, therapeutic touch, hypnotherapy, creative visualisation, smoking cessation and alcohol advice

Last Updated:11/06/2024
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Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 4BX, UK - England (North)

+44 1614 463 000
All therapies provided at this location:
Oncology Massage
Massage is the practice of manipulating, applying pressure, and rubbing or stroking soft tissue and skin to promote physical and mental relaxation, well-being, and circulation.

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Aromatherapy uses the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being.

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Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and involves the stimulation of special points on the body, known as acupuncture points, for therapeutic or preventive purposes.

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Reflexology is a very gentle and rhythmic foot massage.

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Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation and focused concentration.

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