Complementary Therapy

Reflexology: Reflexology is thought to stimulate the nerves in the feet and sometimes the hands. Reflexologists believe that different areas of the feet link to different areas of the body. Reflexology aims to be a relaxing and balancing therapy which may promote feelings of well-being.

Aromatherapy: Aromatherapy uses essential oils from plants and flowers in massage or inhalation with the aim of facilitating relaxation and reducing anxiety. The oils have a variety of properties and the most appropriate oil will be chosen by the therapist to meet your needs.

Reiki: therapists who offer reiki believe ‘chi’ energy flows from the therapist to the person receiving the therapy to restore balance and wellbeing. You can sit and receive the therapy in the chair or lie on the couch and remain fully clothed.

M technique: ​The ‘M’ Technique is a registered method of touch – a series of stroking movements performed in a set sequence and at a set pressure. The ‘M’ Technique is gentle, soothing and almost hypnotic. It is different from conventional massage in that the structure and pressure does not change throughout the treatment.

Massage: massage involves working the muscles and joints to stretch and apply pressure. The rhythmic massage techniques may help you feel relaxed. A type of massage, called manual lymph drainage can also be used to help manage lymphoedema. Our nurses and therapists will be pleased to discuss the most appropriate type of massage for you.

Indian Head Massage:  uses a combination of techniques to manipulate the soft tissues in the shoulder and scalp area. The aim is to promote feelings of well-being, free knots of muscular tension and relax connective tissues.

Acupuncture: acupuncture may reduce some of the side effects of cancer treatment and involves the stimulation of nerves at certain points under the skin with gentle massage or the insertion of fine needles.

Bowen technique: Bowen therapy, is a non-invasive therapy that targets certain points on the body with gentle rolling movements with the aim of it balancing, repairing and resetting itself.