Coronavirus (COVID-19): visiting The Royal Marsden suspended

Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest: Visiting The Royal Marsden is still suspended, but we want to reassure our patients, their families and anyone worried about cancer during this difficult time that we are still delivering treatment - the hospital is open. Please see more information here about how we are keeping everyone safe.

Complementary Therapy

The Complementary Therapy team at the Royal Marsden are experienced in working with patients undergoing cancer treatment. 

They offer: therapeutic massage, clinical aromatherapy and reflexology. The therapies can help patients cope with treatments and their side-effects as well as improve general wellbeing.

This page highlights resources developed by the Royal Marsden team for you to access complementary therapies at home. The aim is to give you hints and tips on how to integrate complementary therapies into everyday life to support you through your cancer treatment.

If you would like to know more about the Complementary Therapy service here at the Royal Marsden and how you can be referred to us please click here.

The below video shows a simple hand massage for you to follow in your own time. It can be used in conjunction with other therapies offered by the team at times of anxiety and stress. For example: waiting for results or chemotherapy. You can even ask your carer/relative to join you if you wish. 

Click on the video below to start: