Complementary Therapies

 

We offer a range of therapies, free of charge, to go hand in hand with the care provided to support patients and carers during your time at the Hospice. 

Aromatherapy
The use of essential oils (natural plant oils) in gentle massage or in different preparations to help address specific symptoms.

Reiki
This is a gentle non-invasive treatment where the therapist moves their hands over special energy points aiming to improve the balance of energy in the body and mind. There is no requirement to remove clothing for this therapy.
 
Reflexology 
This is a gentle treatment helping to balance energy throughout the body by the application of light pressure to specific points on the feet.

 
Benefits of Complementary Therapies include: 

  • Promoting relaxation, which may then help improve physical symptoms
  • Reduction of anxiety and panic
  • Relief of muscle fatigue and tension
  • Emotional and psychological support
Treatments are provided by the Complementary Therapy Co-ordinator, a qualified nurse who is experienced in treating patients in a palliative care setting. She is supported by qualified volunteer therapists. 

Before any treatment is given the therapist will complete an assessment of your medical condition and your specific needs, to ensure the treatment offered is safe for you.
 
Treatment takes place either at the bedside or in one of our Complementary Therapy rooms and usually lasts about 30 minutes.

For further information please contact Carole Dalton on 01904 708553.