Aromatherapy is a gentle massage therapy that uses natural aromatic essential oils extracted from specific plants for their therapeutic effects. It is a truly holistic therapy taking account of the mind, body and spirit.
Aromatherapy massage is offered in some hospitals and hospices to relieve the symptoms of cancer and its treatment and recipients often report feeling relaxed and nurtured by this therapy. It may be effective for relieving anxiety and improving sleep.
Your therapist is qualified and experienced in modifying aromatherapy massage for people with cancer and will work with you to adapt it in light of your individual condition.