Cancer massage therapy

toa heftiba a9pFSC8dTlo unsplashThe Cancer Society offers subsidised massage for people affected by cancer with a trained oncology/cancer massage therapist. 

Light, relaxing massage can be given safely at all stages of people's experience with cancer. The positive benefits of massage can be felt in both the body and mind.

Many people find massage helps relieve pain and tension, improve sleep and allows them to manage the side effects of treatment better.

Each massage is individual takes 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the needs of the patient. 

There may be times, especially during the treatment, when it is not appropriate to massage a particular part of the body, If you have any concerns if massage is right for you, please speak with your treatment team. 

Learn more about the benefits of complementary and alternative therapies (PDF).


Massage at your local Cancer Society


Greater Wellington

Massage is available at the Cancer Society rooms in Newtown, Wellington, with our trained oncology/cancer massage therapist, Camille Attard. 

This massage service is available to cancer patients, immediate family members of cancer patients, and their carers. 

Session costs:

  • $15.00 (30 minutes)
  • $35.00 (60 minutes)
    The Cancer Society has subsidised the cost of these sessions. 

Appointments are available: Wednesdays between 9:30am to 6.30pm.
Other days available by arrangement. 

Camille has a person-centred approach. Together, you will discuss your needs, and she will tailor the massage therapy appropriately. 

To book an appointment, please contact Camille directly:
Phone: 027 4266 490 

We have free parking available, please ask at reception on arrival.

For more information, please call 0800 CANCER (226 237) or email



There are massage services available through preferred providers, covering therapeutic, touch and pulsing massages. There are also specialist lymphoedema massage therapists available. Massages are paid for by the Cancer Society if using our preferred providers.

For more information, or to self-refer, please contact the Wairarapa Centre (37 Te Ore Ore Road, Masterton) on:
Phone: (06) 378 8039



Our local centre in Nelson/Tasman is not currently offering massage therapy. 



Our local centre in Marlborough is not currently offering massage therapy.  

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