Complementary Therapy Outreach Provision
Our service is available to individuals who have a life threatening or chronic/advanced illness where their symptoms make it difficult for them to leave their home or travel to a centre where they could receive complementary therapy treatments. For many, travelling may be difficult or they may be too ill and wish to remain in the security of their own home.
This service is not just for cancer patients, it offers support for those who suffer from other conditions such as Motor Neurone disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease or perhaps may suffer from a heart condition, stroke or multiple complex conditions.
The therapies provided within our palliative and supportive care service include: aromatherapy, therapeutic massage and reflexology. Encompassing an holistic approach to health the treatments are therapeutic and restorative rather than pampering. They are safe, simple and non-invasive.
They may be used for:
Individual's may access the service by referral form their healthcare professional, usually their GP, Community or Macmillan nurse. Our service co-ordinator will then arrange a convenient time for a visit by one of our experienced therapists.
The service is also available to the patient's principal carer.
Aims of our service
All treatments provided within this service are free to those individual's and carers referred through their healthcare professional.
*Palliative care is for individuals living with a terminal illness and where a cure is not possible. It's not just for individuals diagnosed with terminal cancer, but any terminal condition, and for individuals with a complex illness and need their symptoms controlled. Palliative care aims to treat or manage pain and other physical symptoms with medicine, therapies and other support which may also help with any psychological, social or spiritual needs.
‘The treatments have helped me enormously in recovering from my chemotherapy – they helped me feel less anxious’. Female cancer patient
‘I so look forward to my visits and the pain relief that I get from my treatments’. Diabetic Neuropathy patient
‘I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my treatments and they have helped me in so many ways in coping with my anxiety and pain levels. What a wonderful way to support and help relax, Thank you’. Fibromyalgia patient
‘I wish these treatments were available on the NHS. I cannot describe how much they have helped me with my pain’. Multi-conditioned patient
‘Thank you so much for the reflexology sessions, they've made so much difference’. Female breast cancer patient
’Thank you so much for all your love and care. So, appreciated’. Parents of young cancer patient.