The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Supportive Therapies


The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre offers a comprehensive range of supportive therapies to people affected by cancer and other life limiting illnesses.

Supportive therapies are used alongside conventional medical treatments to treat the whole person - mind, body and spirit. They can help people with cancer to feel better and may improve your quality of life. They may also help you to cope better with symptoms caused by the cancer or side-effects caused by the cancer treatments.

Sessions may:

  • Promote well-being and relaxation.
  • Aid in relieving stress and reduce anxiety and fatigue.
  • Introduce clients to the benefits of supportive therapies.

Most of our supportive therapies take place at the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre. If you are an inpatient at St. James's Hospital and unable to get to the centre, some of out therapies can take place on the ward. Please contact us for further details.

Our supportive therapies include:

  • Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Hand, Arm and Shoulder Massage
  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy
  • Reiki
  • Hand & Foot Massage
  • Nail Care
  • Pedicure