The service is provided by approximately 30 therapists working in a part-time self-employed basis covering Monday – Friday and working throughout the hospital. Please click here for more detail about the clinics and therapies offered.

The service is not funded by the NHS and, so far, we have been funded by charitable donations, running training courses and fundraising events.

Educational Events

The team run a number of complementary therapy courses, diplomas and conferences for health care professionals. Subjects covered include, reflexology, aromatherapy, massage, hypnotherapy etc. All the profit from our events goes towards running the complementary therapy service. For more information about our courses please click here.


A key part of our work lies in evaluating the many and diverse benefits of complementary therapies through research and publishing papers. For more information please click here

Calm Service

This service is provided for patients who are struggling with difficult procedures such as radiotherapy (particularly head and neck patients), needle anxiety, MRI scan, surgery etc. For those patients who require support the therapist will either attend with the patient during the procedure or teach the patient techniques that they can use themselves.

Referral must be made via medical staff, psycho-oncology or the complementary therapy team.

Last updated: August 2019

Christie stories during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we're doing all we can to make sure patients get the treatment, information and support they need. Read some stories from our patients and staff to find out what The Christie is doing at this difficult time.

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“We have seen a lot of our research staff return to the office. This has massively improved morale as it is a lot easier to connect with people.”
Corinne Faivre-Finn, Christie consultant
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“The experience has allowed me to be able to hear what is not being said. The extraordinary strength and resilience of individuals as they greet you with a smile… when you are aware of the pain and anguish they will be going through.”
Digital services team, redeployed to telephone patients
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“Of course, the COVID-19 virus has not gone away – we have to be cautious and we have to proceed in an appropriate way.”
Professor John Radford, director of research at The Christie
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