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Massage therapy

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 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

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.

This service is provided in the following hospitals:

  • CH de Trois-Rivières
  • CIUSSSE-CHUS-Fleurimont (Sherbrooke)
  • CIUSSSCN de Saint-Raymond
  • Hôpital Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins (Cowansville)
  • Hôpital de Granby 
  • Hôpital de La Sarre
  • Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus (Québec)
  • Hôpital de Rouyn-Noranda
  • Hôpital du Haut-Richelieu (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu)
  • Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur-de-Montréal
  • Hôpital du Saint-Sacrement (Québec)
  • Hôpital Honoré-Mercier (Saint-Hyacinthe)
  • Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (Montréal)
  • Hôpital Sainte-Croix (Drummondville)
  • Hôpital Santa Cabrini Ospedale (Montréal)
  • Hôtel-Dieu d’Arthabaska (Victoriaville)
  • Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis
  • Hôtel-Dieu de Québec
  • Hôtel-Dieu de Sorel
  • Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec (IUCPQ)

 

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

Schedules and registrations

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING

  • Massage therapy sessions are at a cost of $25/60 minutes.

Gatineau

Thursday

Registrations required

Information and registration: 819-561-2262

Lévis

Monday and Tuesday

Registrations required

Information and registration: 581-502-0184

Montreal

Tuesday and Wednesday

Registrations required

Information and registration: 514-527-2194

Quebec City

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

Registrations required

Information and registration: 418 657-5334, ext 114

Saint-Hyacinthe

Tuesday

Registrations required

Information and registration: 514-527-2194

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

In partnership with Centre de mieux-être en cancérologie

Registrations required

Information and registration: 579-372-2032

Sherbrooke

Tuesday

Registrations required

Information and registration: 819-822-2125

Trois-Rivières

Tuesday

Registrations required

Information and registration: 819-693-4242  

The massage therapy services are generously supported by Réseau des massothérapeutes professionnels du Québec.