5th April 2022 | Vacancies


Founded in 2004, CREST Cancer Support is a registered charity, run entirely by volunteers, which supports people affected by cancer in the Runnymede, Elmbridge and Spelthorne areas of Surrey.

CREST services include:

  • accurate and appropriate information, including welfare and benefits advice
  • a range of therapies including Manual Lymphatic Drainage therapy (MLD), acupuncture, osteopathy, podiatry
  • Complementary therapies including Aromatherapy, Massage, Reflexology, Reiki and Indian Head Massage

Patients and carers may self-refer for services; referrals are also made by local health professionals (GPs, consultants, psychotherapists, and nurses including Macmillan).

Therapist qualifications and experience

You will need:

  • a qualification in Indian Head Massage
  • public liability insurance
  • specialist training and experience in treating cancer patients.

CREST will need copies of your qualifications and insurance.

Experience of treating patients having cold cap as part of their cancer treatment, is an advantage.

Initially CREST needs a therapist 1 day a month. The purpose-built treatment room, in Shepperton, Middlesex, is available from 9.30am to 5pm.

The therapist can choose how many patients/carers they wish to treat during this time Sessions usually last 45 minutes, followed by 15 minutes cleaning.

Benefits of being a therapist for CREST

  • CREST pays the therapist, the cost of the treatment room and books all appointments.
  • CREST provides PPE, cleaning materials, couch roll, towels, a massage couch and reflexology chair.
  • If registered with Embody, CREST will provide a letter to support claiming CPD points.

You can be listed as a therapist on CREST’s website where you will can say which therapies you offer and also make a personal statement about yourself.

You are welcome to bring your business cards and give them to the patients you treat.

CREST may also be able to help with the cost of cancer care training at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre.

Find out more here.

If you are interested, please email enquiries@creastcancer.org.uk with the subject Iine Indian Head Massage. Please tell us how many treatments you would like to give in a day and how much you would charge for each 45-minute session.