Holistic Support Cancer Project

for people affected by cancer  ●  pilot project

This project offers holistic support for people affected by cancer

The lotus flower brings the message of hope and brings us closer to our higher self. The lotus grows in deep mud, deeply connected to the Earth. Through our roots or our illness, like the lotus flower, we can rise above the surface and harvest the gift that any illness, including cancer, can bring to our life.

Who qualifies?

People affected by cancer or recovering from cancer

If you are carying for someone with cancer, then you qualify to access our carers' project. We offer therapies for unpaid carers. Just contact us to book.


by donation 

This project is by donation and your donation supports our core costs. If you cannot afford a small donation, please do not worry,  you can access the therapies for free. We really would like this project to be accessible to all who are experiencing ill health, financial hardship and who feel holistic therapies can help them.

We offer oncology Massage, oncology Reflexology and oncology Reiki as well as many other therapies in our Cancer project. Just choose from our list and call or text our centre to book.

How to book

All you need to do is choose a
therapy / therapist
and call or text our Centre to book

phone  0131 657 5680

message  07798 568 218

Health improvements reported by people include: reduced physical pain, better mental health, increased energy, better sleep, reduced stress, higher self-esteem and feelings of empowerment. Users also reported being better able to support their children and family.

Important info

All our volunteers are qualified and PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) registered.

A session in the project is 1 hr. Days and times of sessions vary for the cancer project, please check with the day coordinator at the time of your booking.

For therapies that touches the body, for your safety,  we recommend you book only with our therapists who have covered oncology on their training. We have oncology massage, oncology reflexology and oncology reiki. Other therapies that does not touch the body are also safe for you, like Feather Stone Energy Healing,  Shamanic Healing, Hypnotherapy, etc. In doubt, please talk to us or your doctor.

The safety is related to taking care to not spread the cancerous cells to other parts of the body. You will be required to talk to your therapist and give full details of the treatments you are having with your doctor on the day of your session.

If due to your condition it is not possible to deliver the therapy you booked for, e.g. it is a touching therapy and the therapist is not qualified in oncology therapy, then we will do our best to offer you something else instead.

We hope our therapies will help you in many ways!   


Read about therapies
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cancer support project poster

click on the poster to download a printable version

In memory of our beloved trustee Anne Henderson who lived with cancer for over twelve years. She was a great supporter of the holistic ways and supported our projects as a trustee and as a funder for years. She was also a fairtrade representative in Scotland.

We are eternally grateful for your great heart, Anne