Massage therapy

Mary Potter Hospice offers free-of-charge massage therapy for patients in our Inpatient Unit in Newtown.

IMG_3026Mary Potter Hospice’s Massage Therapist will discuss the treatment with the patient and the clinical care team to ensure comfort and safety. The treatment usually happens at the bedside.

The benefits of massage include relief of muscular pain, reduction of stress, improvements in circulation, and comfort through safe and non-invasive touch.

For family or whānau members a neck and shoulder massage may be available to help release tension. This is carried out fully clothed and usually in a massage chair.