Oncology / Palliative Care Massage


Massage during times of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, life-limiting illness and end of life (palliative care) should be relaxing, nurturing and patient-centered (i.e. the therapy is designed specifically for the patient, to suit them at that particular time in their journey).

Maureen has over 30 year's experience caring for patients and family with life-limiting / life-ending symptoms and brings this wealth of knowledge, experience and caring into her therapies as well as into her massage and clinical hypnotherapy courses.

Please feel free to contact Maureen to discuss your individual (or your family member's) massage and therapy needs during this time as she can also offer you the benefits of Counselling (individual and family), Clinical Hypnotherapy and Reflexology, designing the therapy to suit you or your family member's individual needs.


Interested in learning oncology and palliative care massage within a government accredited massage course, which will provide you with accreditation and your patients with health fund rebates* ?  

Click here for more information and please feel free to contact Maureen should you wish to chat about your massage course and training needs. 


About Palliative Care....

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of clients and their families facing the problem associated with a life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychological and spiritual (World Health Organisation 2002)

Palliative care's aim is to Improve the quality of life for individuals with a life-limiting illness and their families, by reducing their suffering through early identification, assessment and treatment of pain, physical, psychological, social, and spiritual problems. A palliative approach is not delayed until the end stages of an illness.    Instead a palliative approach provides a focus on active comfort care and a positive approach to reducing an individual's symptoms and distress (e.g. via soothing and nurturing massage), which facilitates residents and their families understanding that they are being actively supported through this process. Underlying the philosophy of a palliative approach is a positive and open attitude towards death and dying. **          


* Patients need to check with their health funds regarding massage therapy rebates.
** (Standards for Providing Quality Palliative Care to all Australians . PCA 2005).