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Royal Marsden (The)

Complementary therapies is the term given to a collection of approaches which may be used to support you during and after cancer treatment. They may be used for self-help and wellbeing. Such therapies include acupuncture, aromatherapy massage, healing, herbal medicine, homeopathy and reflexology. Complementary therapies are not cures for cancer, but they can play an important role in helping people to come to terms with their cancer and their treatment. Many of the self-help approaches offer relaxation and focusing techniques while other therapies can provide symptomatic relief and may promote feelings of increased wellbeing.

The Royal Marsden Hospital currently offers the following complementary therapies for existing patients: acupuncture and aromatherapy massage. These therapies may require a referral from a health professional. The staff caring for you will be able to discuss your needs and which therapies may be suitable. The Royal Marsden is currently reviewing the range of complementary therapy services offered.


Acupuncture, Aromatherapy.

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Royal Marsden (The)
Downs Road, Sutton, SM2 5PT, UK

+44 (0)2086 426011
Therapies provided by this provider:

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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