Oncology massage

Peter Mac patients are able to book an Oncology Massage appointment on Wednesdays and Fridays

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. 

Who will be providing this Oncology massage 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 an Oncology massage 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 this is not deep tissue massage.  

When can I have an Oncology massage appointment? 

Four appointments are available each Wednesday and Friday: 

  • 9:45am 

  • 10:45am 

  • 11:45am 

  • 12:45pm 

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 

Download the Oncology Massage Patient Info Sheet


You can book via either of the following contacts. Please have your patient UR Number handy. 

Wellbeing Centre