Time to relax


We offer a range of complementary therapies to aid relaxation and reduce the symptoms of illness and effects of medical interventions. These include:

  • Massage
  • Indian head massage
  • Aromatherapy
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Relaxation techniques

All complementary therapists working at the Hospice are fully qualified practitioners who are registered and insured. They have developed their expertise and knowledge to enable them to adapt treatments to suit individual need.

Key benefits of complementary therapies

  • Deep relaxation
  • Relief from stress related symptoms such as headaches and insomnia
  • Easing muscular tension and other physical symptoms
  • Balancing of energy flow, enabling mind, body and spirit to work in harmony
  • Feeling more in control of the situation

Here are just a few quotes from people who have received complementary therapies at the Hospice:

“Chemo makes me feel heavy and lethargic, but after reflexology I feel light and beautiful”

“Remembering your voice helped me through my scan”

“I feel like a woman again”

“My headache has gone and I can sleep better”

Our main aim is that you are comfortable and that you enjoy and benefit from the therapies on offer. If you are uncomfortable for any reason, a session can be stopped at any time.

Therapies are offered free of charge to patients and their carers and there is free parking onsite.

Find out more in the Complementary Therapies leaflet.