We offer a wide range of treatments to support our patients, their families and carers. Here are some of the methods that our complementary therapists use.
We offer different types of massage, which can be given dry, through clothing, or with an oil or lotion. Massage can be performed at various depths and speeds depending on your needs and wishes. We sometimes use reflexology and acupressure too.
Massage can be applied to the:
Essential oils are natural plant extracts. We sometimes use them during treatment to promote relaxation. They can be added to oil for use during massage too.
We want to do all we can do to address your needs. Producing individual aromatherapy blends is one way we can also help.
Reiki or light touch
This very gentle treatment does not involve any manipulation. It aims to soothe and relax, providing you with the time and space to let go of tension.
This is a wonderful method, specially created here at the Hospice. We use a number of techniques to promote Relaxation. We use Sound through visualisation and Touch, gently holding and stroking areas of the body. Sometimes we introduce texture to enhance your experience too.
Here we take you on an imaginary hourney to a tranquil place, providing space to relax, re-focus and unwind. No touch is necessary for this treatment and we can offer it to individuals or groups.
Putting the 'treat' into treatments
We want you to enjoy your treatments. You may see different therapists when you access the service, and they might offer a range of different treatments. Therefore, we'd encourage you to embrace the whole experience rather than focusing on a single method.
While all our treatments are free of charge, any contriibutions that you can make towards our costs are, of course, very welcome.
All we can do... to deliver inspirational care
We are passionate about supporting people with life-limiting illness and their families in a positive, caring and practical way.
If you would like to access our complementary therapies service, please speak to one of our nurses or therapists and they will be able to arrange this for you.
Our complementary therapy treatments are available to our patients, their families and carers.
If you would like to know more, please contact our complementary therapy team:
t: 01977 781 482
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