Complementary Therapy is not considered to be a cure, nor is it considered to be a replacement for medical advice or conventional treatment methods. It is not viewed as being an alternative therapy but rather as being able to work alongside conventional therapy.
In this way, it can be used to assist in improving symptom control and quality of life as opposed to being used to treat the condition itself. Many Complementary Therapies concentrate on relaxation and stress reduction and can be used to help calm emotions, relieve anxiety and to achieve a greater sense of self-confidence and to boost self-esteem.
Complementary Therapy can help manage not only physical symptoms, but can also be used to cope with psychological, emotional and spiritual issues that may also arise as a result of the impact that can accompany life-limiting illnesses and conditions, ie. Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Heart Disease, Early Onset Parkinson’s disease, Early Onset Dementia… . Whether they are a patient, a carer, a family member or a caring friend, how a person feels can play an very important part in how they cope.
Those accessing Complementary Therapy treatments very often comment that they find them very relaxing, enjoyable and beneficial. They feel that the sessions offer support to help them to cope with what is happening in their life, leave them feeling more in control, less tense and often able to sleep better.
Drop in treatments (donation only)
HAND MASSAGE (donation only)
Sit back and enjoy the power of touch through a relaxing Hand Massage. This treatment can help you to unwind and feel calm. The therapist will massage your hands, wrists and forearms using a soothing hydrating cream, specially selected to suit your needs.
HAND & NAIL CARE (£5)
Sit back and relax with a manicure treatment that will leave your nails filed and shaped, your cuticles nourished and groomed. You will have the choice of a soothing hand massage or nail paint to finish.
Therapeutic massage focuses on the area of your body that you feel will most benefit. This treatment provides calm and relaxation, improves your stress relief. The Therapist may advise the use of essential oils to enhance your potential results from this treatment.
Using therapeutic pressure techniques to the reflex points on your feet, encourages the stimulation of your body’s system to begin to heal and balance its energy levels to improve your circulation, reduce your stress, pain and restore your natural balance.
Reiki is a gentle, yet powerful form of healing and the benefits are felt on all levels. Reiki helps your body to reach an inner state of harmony; physically, mentally and spiritually.
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE (£10)
This treatment is carried out whilst you are lying down relaxing on a couch. Massage techniques are applied to your shoulders, neck, scalp and face, to potentially provide the benefits of a clearer mindset and improve your sleep patterns.
HOPI EAR CANDLING (£20)
This is a calm, pleasant, and relaxing treatment offering remarkable benefits for problems associated with your ears, nose and throat.
Through 350 acupuncture points in the body, these meridians and energy flows may be accessed. Illness is said to be the consequence of an imbalance of the forces. If needles are inserted into these points with appropriate combinations it is said that the energy flow can be brought back into proper balance. By appointment only.
MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE (MLD) (£15)
Lymphatic drainage is an important part of lympdoedema treatment. It’s a form of massage that helps stimulate the lymphatic system and encourages the flow of lymph fluid. This encourages lymph (excess fluid) to drain out of the affected area into an area that drains normally.
CHAIR BACK MASSAGE (£10)
The massage is performed on a comfortable massage chair which enables the patient to sit upright. This treatment is suitable for patients with breathing difficulties and those who find it difficult to lie flat.
OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST – Make up classes, hair/wig styling.