We offer a complete approach to care, with a range of complementary therapies available for our children, young people and their families. Aromatherapy, Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, and Crystal Healing are amongst those therapies available. A highly qualified team of volunteer therapists are led by our three complementary therapy co-ordinators.
Complementary therapies can be used alongside conventional medical treatment to help people feel better physically, emotionally and psychologically. They can be used as a means of relaxation, support anxiety or to help maintain good health and a sense of general well-being.
Complementary therapies can help to support children affected by specific health challenges such as pain, muscle fatigue, circulation, constipation, poor sleeping patterns and nausea; they would never be used in place of conventional medical care.
Functional Reflex Therapy may also be taught to parents and carers by our qualified therapists so that they can use the simple techniques with their own children or siblings – this can be in the form of a short, easily learned relaxing routine based on reflexology principles creams massaged into the hands or feet.