Cancer Council WA after volunteer therapists to help patients

Cancer Council WA after volunteer therapists to help patients

THE CANCER Council of WA is looking for volunteers to provide complementary therapy services to cancer patients.

The program, which is run out of the Cancer Council’s Milroy Lodge in Shenton Park, provides massage services, reiki and reflexology to patients and their families dealing with cancer treatments.

Cancer Council of WA cancer support co-ordinator Karen Davis

Said the program offered comfort to patients during a distressing time.

“There’s been great feedback from the guests already, so I’m excited to expand the service,” she said.

“It’s hard for the patients undergoing treatment and being away from their families, so this program gives them something to look forward to, in turn making a massive difference to their stay at the Lodge.”

The program currently runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays with plans to expand.

Cancer Council’s complementary therapies co-ordinator Brooke Butler said studies showed therapies improved the quality of life for people affected by cancer.

“The therapies also provide support to relieve symptoms from the medical care patients are receiving,” she said

Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to contact Karen Davis on 9489 7314.