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Complementary Therapies

We offer complementary therapies alongside your medical treatment with which we aim to:

  • Promote relaxation and reduce anxiety and low mood
  • Relieve stress related symptoms e.g. pain muscle tension, poor sleep patterns
  • Promote feeling of wellbeing.

Available Therapies

Complementary Therapies currently offered in the Macmillan Centre are:

Click the links to the left or above to learn more about a specific therapy.  

Who provides the therapies?

All of our therapists have the necessary qualifications and are members of one of the main professional associations. They have all carried out additional training to enable them to treat people with cancer. All of our therapists are volunteers.

Is there a cost?

Every patient and a nominated person are offered a number of sessions per year, free of charge. If you choose to make a private appointment with a therapist this outside the remit of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. It is advisable to check and agree the costs and details of the treatment beforehand with the therapist.

How do I book?

You can contact the Macmillan Centre or simply ask a member of  the centre staff. Each appointment lasts approximately one hour. All therapies are tailored to the individual's needs. Therapies take place either within a dedicated room in the Centre or on the ward, your privacy and comfort takes priority.

Therapy Room

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Last updated - 09 August 2018
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Contact

Queen Alexandra Hospital
Cosham, Portsmouth
PO6 3LY
Tel: 023 9228 6000

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