Complementary Therapy Outreach Provision
Research evidence available shows that symptoms of many long-term conditions can be relieved and potentially improved successfully through complementary therapy care. Orthodox and conventional treatments can be enhanced with the application of various therapy modalities, chosen specifically for and individual patient/client.
Our service is available to individuals who have a long-term/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 due to mobility issues or they may be too poorly 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, Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis or perhaps may suffer from a heart condition, stroke or other multiple complex conditions.
The therapies provided within our outreach 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 from their healthcare professional, usually their GP, Community or Macmillan nurse or GP practice Social Prescriber. 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.
This service was initiated through the generous help and support of 'The Squires Effect', a local charity who supports those less fortunate.
*Supportive and 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.
‘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.