As a carer or family member it is incredibly important to look after yourself at this difficult time. Our team can support you by offering a range of complementary therapies to improve your sense of wellbeing. These therapies encourage relaxation and reduce anxiety, ensuring that you are being cared for too. You will also have the opportunity to discuss any worries or concerns that you have with a qualified nurse before your therapy session begins.

We offer a full range of complementary therapies for carers:

Acupuncture. Fine needles are inserted at certain sites of the body to stimulate nerves and release the endorphins which are responsible for pain relief.

Aromatherapy. Fragrant essential oils are used in a massage which reduces tension and emotional stress. Benefits include relief from nausea, skin irritations and headaches.

Hypnotherapy. This treatment places the individual in a deeply relaxed state where imagination, rather than intellect, is activated. Through positive thinking and visualisation, anxiety can be reduced and replaced by a sense of empowerment.

Nail care. We offer this treatment to reduce the risk of infection for damaged nails.

Reflexology. The nerve endings in feet are gently massaged to enable relaxation, ease tension and improve circulation.

Reiki. The practitioner’s hands channel energy and transfer it to the patient through the ‘laying on of hands’. This provides deep relaxation and other potential benefits of pain management and comfort.

‘Relaxation Plus’ programme. Offered following attendance at a course of complementary therapies, this six week programme teaches relaxation and coping skills, such as self massage and breathing techniques, that can be used at any time.