Cancer Touch Therapy


The team at Brow Envy are currently undergoing training and hope to offer this service soon!.

Welcome to Brow Envy, a unique space in Plymouth where compassion meets beauty, crafted by our founder Mel, a former maxillofacial nurse with a decade of experience in head and neck cancer care at Derriford Hospital. Transitioning her deep medical expertise and empathy into the beauty industry, Mel has tailored Brow Envy to be a sanctuary for holistic healing, particularly for those affected by cancer.

We are proud to offer Cancer Touch Therapy, a specialised treatment meticulously designed for individuals undergoing the challenges of cancer treatment. Our therapy is gentle, non-invasive, and crafted to alleviate discomfort and enhance well-being during a time when tranquility and care are most needed. Our therapists, trained under the guidance of the Made for Life Foundation, use soothing techniques that respect your body’s condition, aiming to restore balance and peace.

Join us at Brow Envy to experience a caring environment where each session is sensitively adapted to your personal journey, offering a moment of calm and renewal amidst life’s trials.

What is Cancer Touch Therapy?

Cancer Touch Therapy is a specialised treatment designed to safely support individuals undergoing cancer treatment or recovery. This gentle approach integrates non-invasive massage techniques that focus on nurturing and revitalising the body without causing strain to sensitive areas. It is particularly tailored to cater to the unique physical and emotional needs of cancer patients, helping to alleviate stress, reduce pain, and improve overall wellbeing. At Brow Envy, our therapists are specifically trained in these compassionate techniques, ensuring a soothing experience that respects the vulnerabilities associated with cancer treatment. This therapy not only aids in relaxation but also helps in enhancing the patient’s quality of life during challenging times.


Frequently Asked Questions

How Can Touch Therapy Benefit Someone Undergoing Cancer Treatment?

Touch Therapy can significantly benefit someone undergoing cancer treatment by offering physical and emotional relief. This gentle, hands-on approach helps reduce stress, alleviate pain, and improve sleep quality, which are common challenges during cancer treatments. Additionally, it fosters a sense of well-being and tranquility, helping individuals feel more connected and less isolated in their journey. The nurturing touch provided in these sessions can also stimulate the body’s natural healing processes, enhancing overall recovery and comfort. At Brow Envy, our therapists are trained to adapt their techniques to each individual’s specific needs, ensuring a safe and soothing experience.

What Techniques Are Used During Cancer Touch Therapy Sessions?

During Cancer Touch Therapy sessions at Brow Envy, we employ a variety of gentle and non-invasive techniques tailored specifically to your needs. These include light touch, soothing strokes, and subtle movements designed to relax your body without placing any strain on sensitive areas. The therapy may also involve elements of lymphatic drainage to help reduce swelling and detoxify your body. Each session is personalised to your current health, treatment stage, and personal preferences, ensuring that the techniques used provide maximum comfort and benefit for you.

What Training Do Therapists Receive for Cancer Touch Therapy?

Therapists at Brow Envy receive specialised training in Cancer Touch Therapy through accredited programmes, including those offered by the Made for Life Foundation. This comprehensive training is designed to address the specific needs of cancer patients, with a focus on understanding the effects of cancer treatments on the body, mastering gentle massage techniques that are safe and effective, and acknowledging the emotional and psychological needs of patients. Our therapists also receive additional training from Macmillan, enhancing their skills in personalised care approaches. This allows them to adapt their techniques to each individual’s health conditions and preferences, ensuring the highest standard of care and support during your sessions.

How Long Does a Typical Cancer Touch Therapy Session Last?

A typical Cancer Touch Therapy session at Brow Envy lasts between 30 to 60 minutes. The duration of each session is tailored to your specific needs and comfort levels, allowing us to ensure that the therapy provides the maximum benefit without causing fatigue.

How Soon After Cancer Treatment Can I Begin Touch Therapy?

You can begin Cancer Touch Therapy at Brow Envy as soon as you feel comfortable and with the approval of your healthcare provider. It’s important to consult with your medical team to determine the right timing based on your specific treatment plan and physical condition. Some patients find it beneficial to start therapy during their cancer treatment to help manage symptoms and improve wellbeing, while others may wait until their treatment has concluded. We personalise the therapy to accommodate your current health status and any specific medical advisories, ensuring that each session is safe and beneficial for you.

Can Touch Therapy Help Relieve Pain Associated with Cancer Treatments?

Yes, Cancer Touch Therapy can help relieve pain associated with cancer treatments. This gentle form of therapy is designed to reduce stress and promote relaxation, which can alleviate some of the discomforts caused by cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. The soothing strokes and careful manipulation of soft tissues can also help reduce muscle tension and improve circulation, further contributing to pain relief.

Are There Any Side Effects or Risks with Cancer Touch Therapy?

Cancer Touch Therapy is specifically designed to be gentle and non-invasive, making it a very low-risk treatment. The primary goal is to ensure comfort and safety for individuals undergoing or recovering from cancer treatments. While side effects are rare, some individuals might experience slight discomfort or emotional responses due to the sensitive nature of their condition. Before starting therapy, we also discuss your medical history and any potential concerns to ensure the utmost safety during the session.

Can Family Learn Techniques of Touch Therapy to Help at Home?

Yes, family members can learn certain techniques of Cancer Touch Therapy to help at home. These techniques focus on gentle touch and are intended to promote relaxation and emotional well-being without straining the patient. Learning these skills can help family members provide supportive care in a way that enhances the quality of life and strengthens bonds during a challenging time.



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