Massage therapists to give insight at CLAN Inverurie coffee morning

CLAN Cancer Support is giving people the chance to hear about the benefits of massage at its monthly coffee morning in Inverurie.

The charity will welcome representatives from the IRIS Cancer Partnership to the morning on April 7, who will give a presentation and demonstration on the benefits of massage for those diagnosed with cancer.

Jane Henderson and Helen Bellarby from the organisation will discuss the research that has been carried out on the effects of oncology massage and how they have found it can help people who are experiencing a number of adverse effects and symptoms of cancer and its treatments.

Gemma Powell, CLAN’s area services co-ordinator, said: “Massage is one of a number of complementary therapies we offer at CLAN for those affected by cancer. We are delighted to work with the Iris Partnership and hear more on their findings about safe and effective massage for those with cancer.”

The coffee morning will take place at the Catholic Church Hall in North Street in Inverurie at 10.30am and is open to anyone affected by any type of cancer.

CLAN Cancer Support is an independent charity. It is open three days a week in Inverurie offering a drop-in service, complementary therapies and counselling as well as a regular relaxation classes and monthly coffee mornings.

For more information visit or contact CLAN’s local co-ordinators on 07834 465602.

CLAN Cancer Support is an independent charity which provides comfort support and information, free of charge, for anyone, of any age, affected by any type of cancer. CLAN aims to support people to reduce anxiety, stress and to increase their ability to cope with the effects of a serious illness. Based in Aberdeen, the charity covers the whole of north-east Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. CLAN has a presence in Ballater, Banchory, Elgin, Inverurie, Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Kirkwall and Lerwick.

For further information about CLAN Cancer Support please call (01224) 647 000 or visit

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