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My Two Fingers to the Big C

My Two Fingers to the Big C

“The Touch Therapy Centre is something that I wish was available when I was going through treatment so this is my two fingers to the big C, my way of taking something rotten as a cancer diagnosis and turning it into something positive, full of energy and love.”

Caroline Warren

aboutimage2On the 8th of October 2016, it was 3 years to the day since I was diagnosed with Acute Myleoid Leukemia. I know some people think I was mad going back again retraining and setting up my own business after everything that has happened but do you know what, I think it’s going to be the best thing I have ever done.

I am one of those people who needs to keep busy, who needs to keep active and when the proverbial hits the fan then I go into overdrive. Anything to stop me thinking and over-thinking and thinking some more about what was happening to me and my fast shrinking world of hospital appointments, surgeries, blood tests and blood transfusions and all the complications that being really sick entails. To be honest, it was all very overwhelming, a lot to take in and it was getting me down. I know its ok not to feel ok especially when you are going through cancer treatment for a second time but it doesn’t mean I couldn’t do anything about it…

The Touch Therapy Centre

touchtherpy_logo_grey_smallI still had the power over what I did, I still had a brain, albeit a slightly foggy one! and I still wanted to think and chat about anything else that didn’t involve any medical jargon….and so seed for The Touch Therapy Centre was planted.

The Touch Therapy Centre specialising in providing a gentle and caring touch to those who are going through trauma, whether through illness, stress or bereavement. The Centre offers a therapeutic massages and facials for all. At the Touch Therapy Centre, you can be safe in the knowledge that you are in good hands as I am also fully qualified in Cancer Care and products used are specifically developed for those going through such aggressive treatment. I also sell both the Lindi skin and Defiant Beauty skincare ranges and can provide advice on looking after your skin.


“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, We have to learn how to dance in the rain.”

Friends have asked me ‘what are you going to do if the cancer comes back?’ Believe me I have spent many a night and day worrying over this but have come to the conclusion WHAT IF IT DOESN’T? Am I going to waste my life, a life that until it was nearly taken away from me I didn’t realize it was so, so precious – The answer was so loud and so definite NO.


So I am a bit nervous, I am a bit scared but I do think I will regret if I don’t follow my dream…

The Touch Therapy Centre is open for business!

Bye for now,


Caroline Warren
Therapeutic and Oncology Massage Therapist at | caroline@touchtherapycentre.ie

Caroline is a therapeutic and oncology massage therapist, and founder of the Touch Therapy Centre in Cork. The Touch Therapy Centre offers a range of specialised therapeutic and oncology massage treatments in a safe and comforting environment for those going through a serious illness or for those who simply want to relax, recharge and unwind.

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