A new research project investigating the benefits of complementary therapy for breast cancer patients has received a funding boost.

The Breast Cancer Campaign charity is providing £17,000 in funding for the division of nursing & healthcare at Glasgow University. The money will be used to establish whether a complementary therapy called myofascial release – a form of massage – can ease shoulder tightness and pain, a common side effect of radiotherapy.

Researchers will trial the use of myofascial release in a group of women to see if it helps alleviate their symptoms.

— STV, Glasgow, Scotland, March, 24