Meet our three complementary therapists based at our Calman Centre:


Rachel photo for site

Rachel has been practising as a Complementary Therapist for 11 years and has worked at Cancer Support Scotland since May 2014.

Previous to her post here Rachel worked within Palliative Care and with community health projects in and around Glasgow.

She holds qualifications in:

  • Therapeutic and Remedial Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki (Level 2)
  • Advanced Massage
  • Human Biology, Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nutritional Advice
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Stress Management
  • Emergency First Aid

This year she is planning to undergo a qualification in Lymphoedema Reflexology.  Rachel is a fully insured professional member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.



May Tierney Photo

May Tierney is one of our fully insured Complementary Therapists and has worked for Cancer Support Scotland since 2006 on a self-employed basis, and since 2012 has been employed three days per week.

She has obtained qualifications in:

  • Advanced Deep Tissue Massage
  • Advanced Massage Treatments
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Facial Reflexology
  • Reflexology
  • Lymphoedema Awareness
  • Stress Management
  • Reiki Level Masters
  • Relaxation/Visualisation
  • Health and Social Care
  • Understanding Cancers
  • The healthcare environment for providers of complementary therapy
  • Cancer care massage for advanced practitioners
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Health and Safety
  • Emergency First Aid



Elspeth Brown

Elspeth has worked with Cancer Support Scotland for 7 years.  She holds an HND in Complementary Therapies and  is a fully insured Professional member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists. She has successfully attained qualification in:

  • Advanced Clinical Aromatherapy
  • Botanical Science for Aromatherapy
  • Aromatherapy Chemistry
  • Human Pathological Processes
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology and Health
  • Body Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Seated Massage Therapy
  • Stress Management
  • Health and Safety – NEBOSH National General Certificate
  • Cancer Care for Advanced Practitioners

Last year she successfully completed courses in Facial Reflexology and Reiki (Level 2).  ‘

This year she is planning to undergo a qualification in Lymphoedema Reflexology.