Peter Mac patients are able to book an Oncology Massage appointment on Wednesdays and Fridays.
What is Oncology Massage?
Oncology Massage is a form of massage modified to meet the specific needs of people who might be:
- newly diagnosed
- undergoing treatment at Peter Mac or;
- in survivorship.
The primary goal is to foster comfort, relaxation and may provide relief from pain, nausea, sleeplessness or anxiety.
Important: In response to COVID-19, we have modified appointment times, session lengths and hygiene measures to ensure your health and safety.
Who will be providing this service?
Ronna Moore is a qualified massage therapist with specialist training through Oncology Massage Training Australia. This means she is trained to understand the side effects of cancer treatments and identify any medical reasons a patient should not be receiving massage at a particular time.
What can patients expect at a session?
- A chat with the therapist about your medical history and any symptoms or side effects you might be experiencing.
- A light pressure massage guided by your priorities and preferences
- A private and quiet space within the Wellbeing Centre
- Massage through clothing or directly onto the skin
It is important to remember that oncology massage is not deep tissue massage.
When can I have an appointment?
Four appointments are available each Wednesday and Friday:
Each session will run for approximately 40 minutes.
Do patients need a referral?
No but we suggest discussing your intention to access this service with your treating doctor or nurse consultant to ensure there are no medical reasons for why you cannot have a massage. Oncology massage is available for Peter Mac patients in the Wellbeing Centre.
How much does it cost?
The first session is free of charge and thereafter is offered at the subsidised rate of $35. Additional subsidy is available, please do not hesitate to speak with a Team member.
For more information
Refer to the Patient Information Sheet
Bookings can be made via email [email protected] or by phone 03 8559 6260. Please have your patient UR Number handy.