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"Both Helen and Karen gave a really professional foot and shoulder massage, which left me feeling much more relaxed and soothed (after hours in a medical unit this is particularly restful).  An excellent service for the patients".  MA

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Complementary Therapy

0191 2138485 (Voicemail)

Complementary therapies are designed to be used alongside normal medical treatments. Many people with cancer find that these therapies help them relax and improve their mood.

The team of qualified  therapists use gentle touch and relaxation techniques to achieve calming responses. These can evoke a sense of  well-being which may help you cope with some of the stresses caused by cancer and its treatment.

The team take a holistic approach and aim to provide support by enhancing the patient experience within the hospital setting.

These therapies are intended to  complement your medical care and do not replace treatment.


Complementary Therapies are used for :

  • Reduction of anxiety and tension
  • Relaxation
  • Relieving Stress
  • Emotional Support
  • Creating a sense of well-being
  • Relief from aches and pains
  • Help with sleeping difficulties

Therapies offered are safe, simple and none invasive

Services Provided

Our complementary therapy service offers a range of therapies which include:

  • Gentle hand, foot, head and shoulder massage
  • Aromatherapy
  • Gentle touch
  • Relaxation sessions

Therapies are available to NCCC patients on Wards 33, 34, 35.

Also to patients attending the Sir Bobby Robson Unit, Ward 36 or for radiotherapy.

The team are available  Monday to Friday from 10am - 2.30pm, to make an appointment speak to staff delivering your care or call 0191 2138485 (voicemail).

The service is provided at no cost and relies upon donations from charitable  organisations, patients and their families.

If you would like to make a donation to support the complementary therapy service, please contact the team directly or speak to a member of staff.               

“Thank you”

The Complementary Therapy Team:-

Angela Jackson
Helen Richardson


Patient comments:

“Highly recommend - very relaxing.“


“Absolutely fantastic! I feel totally relaxed now.”

“Excellent service for patients delivered by ladies who put you at ease.”

“Such a worthwhile service never felt so relaxed.”

Complementary Therapy is supported by the following charities

Registered charity number 1057213

Registered charity number 1105891

Newcastle Healthcare Charity
Registered charity number 502473

Registered charity number 1057213


For More Information contact:-

Complementary Therapy Team
Level 4, NCCC
Freeman Hospital
High Heaton
Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7DN

Telephone: 0191 2138485 (voicemail)

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