Specialising in Cancer Care
We provide emotional and practical support, together with an extensive range of therapies.
Aromatherapy involves the use of plant oils, which are first chosen to carefully match your needs after a case history has been taken. The oils are then diluted and massaged into your skin. Aromatherapy may help to relieve feelings of stress and lack of energy by enabling you to feel more relaxed and uplifted. It can also be useful to relieve skin conditions, pains, tensions and cramps, as well as sleep and digestive problems.
It is believed that different areas of the hand or feet are linked to different areas of the body. By applying light but firm pressure with your thumb and fingers to these areas, generally in your feet, the reflexologist can help to relieve imbalances in different areas of your body. By helping you feel relaxed and uplifted, Reflexology may also be used to calm feelings of anxiety and stress and help with lack of energy or poor self esteem. It can also be used to relieve pain or stiffness, digestive disturbance, tension and cramps, as well as to improve sleep.
Counselling offers a safe place for you to talk and be listened to in a non-judgemental way. Sometimes it can be easier to talk to a stranger than to friends or relatives. Counsellors are trained to listen attentively to you and help you make sense of your thoughts, feelings or behaviour at a difficult time of your life.
This is a simple and natural form of ‘hands on’ healing that originated in Japan. The word means ‘universal life energy’ which is around and within all of us. You will simply lie or sit (fully clothed) and the practitioner will gently place their hands over or on your body, in areas where they feel it is most needed. Reiki is not linked to any sort of belief system. The aim is to support the body to heal itself. Reiki is calming, promoting a sense of peace and relaxation
Massage therapy is probably the oldest known therapy as it is based on touch. It involves the stroking, kneading or gently pressing muscles and soft tissues of the body to help you relax mentally and physically. Some types of massage are subtle and gentle, while others are more vigorous. It is possible to just concentrate on small areas of your body such as your feet, neck and shoulders, as well as massaging larger areas of your back. As well as being relaxing, massage may often help a person feel good.