Massage therapy

Thanks to our partnership with the Fondation de la massothérapie, the Quebec Cancer Foundation offers massage therapy sessions at only $25 for 60 minutes to all people in treatment for cancer.

Those massages delivered by our specially trained in the field of oncology massage therapists certified by the Fédération québécoise des massothérapeutes provide many benefits, including stress and pain reduction, better sleep and a greater sense of well-being.

“These massages let me relax completely, decrease anxiety and bring me back to the present moment. They have an immense effect on the healing process.”


For whom ?

For people being treated for cancer and who wish:

  • ​To relax and reclaim their body
  • To relieve pain
  • To forget about cancer for a moment


Our massage therapists

Certified by the Fédération québécoise des massothérapeutes, our massage therapists have special training in massage in the field of oncology. Compassionate, respectful and ready to listen, these professionals can adapt to the physical condition of the patient in order to provide relaxation that will enable the individual to devote more energy to their healing.

The benefits

Due to its effects, both physiological and psychological, massage therapy can help reduce several of the symptoms brought on by cancer and its treatments, such as: nausea, pain, fatigue, anxiety, stress and depression. It can also increase the feeling of relaxation, sleep quality and the reaction of the immune system, at the same time bringing significant improvement to the mood of patients.

Chair massage during chemotherapy

The Quebec Cancer Foundation offers in-chair massages about 20 minutes in length, while the cancer patient is receiving chemotherapy treatments in hospital.

Service suspended due to COVID-19

This service is provided in the following hospitals:

  • CH de Trois-Rivières
  • CIUSSS-Fleurimont
  • Hôpital Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins à Cowansville
  • Hôpital de Granby 
  • Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus
  • Hôpital du Centre-de-la-Mauricie
  • Hôpital du Haut-Richelieu
  • Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal
  • Hôpital du Saint-Sacrement à Québec
  • Hôpital Honoré-Mercier à Saint-Hyacinthe
  • Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont 
  • Hôpital Sainte-Croix à Drummondville
  • Hôpital Santa-Cabrini 
  • Hôtel-Dieu d’Arthabaska à Victoriaville
  • Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis
  • Hôtel-Dieu de Québec
  • Hôtel-Dieu de Sorel

For more information, please inquire at the hospital that offers this service.

All this is possible with the outstanding help of our partner, the Fondation de la massothérapie.

Borrow one or more books (in French only) on massage therapy for free by consulting our Library.

Schedules and registrations*

*Please note that massage therapy sessions are at a cost of $25/60 minutes.

Gatineau

Wednesday and Thursday

Registrations required

To take advantage of this service at the Regional Centre,

submit a request

Information: 819-561-2262

Laval

Currently unavailable

Friday

Registrations required

To take advantage of this service at the Regional Centre,

submit a request

Information: 514-527-2194

Lévis

Monday and Tuesday

Registrations required

To take advantage of this service at the Regional Centre,

submit a request

Information: 581-502-0184

Montreal

Tuesday and Wednesday

Registrations required

To take advantage of this service at the Regional Centre,

submit a request

Information: 514-527-2194

Quebec City

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 

Registrations required

To take advantage of this service at the Regional Centre,

submit a request

Information: 418-657-5334

Sherbrooke

Tuesday

Registrations required

To take advantage of this service at the Regional Centre,

submit a request

Information: 819-822-2125

Trois-Rivières

Tuesday and Thursday

Registrations required

To take advantage of this service at the Regional Centre,

submit a request

Information: 819-693-4242