Complementary Therapies

Complementary Therapies offered at Tuam Cancer Care:

Due to Covid 19 guidelines, we are unable to offer this service. Individual support calls can be arranged with Kathy, our Coordinator, via phone, Whatsapp, or video call, depending on your preference, by calling the Centre on 093 28522.

Complementary Therapies have been found to greatly enhance the emotional and physical well-being of people with a cancer diagnosis. The treatments can reduce stress and improve one’s sense of well being.

Complementary Therapies offered at Tuam Cancer Care:


Massage can help reduce stress, anxiety and pain in people who have been diagnosed with cancer. During the massage session, therapists use their hands to manipulate the body’s muscle’s and soft tissue. Each session is adapted to the health and needs of the individual


Reiki is a gentle energy technique used to encourage and promote relaxation in the body. Reiki is a therapy that strengthens the body’s flow of energy and helps to reduce any uncomfortable symptoms the client may be experiencing as a result of their cancer treatment. It is deeply relaxing and an extremely pleasant experience.  


Reflexology can help give relief to cancer related symptoms such as anxiety, pain, nausea and lethargy, thus improving the quality of life. Reflexology involves applying pressure to points on the feet which correspond to various parts of the body. Each session is adapted to the individual needs.

Tuam Cancer Care are delighted to offer clients and their families a programme of six complementary therapy sessions. The sessions are free of charge. Clients may avail of a taster session of each therapy before choosing a programme of sessions. GP or Oncologist consent is required. Confidentiality assured.

To view our current timetable please click here.