Our physiotherapist and complementary therapists can help you to manage your symptoms. They aim to help you live your life to the full no matter what illness you may have.
A number of years ago Mat Atkins, one of our Complementary Therapists produced a Relaxation session lasting 20 minutes. Anyone who might feel that they may benefit from some quality “me time” during these challenging times can listen in and hopefully it will help.
The session is self guided and follows the classic relaxation sequence with positive suggestions for health and well-being and has received many positive comments and feedback from patients and carers over the years.
At the current time we have had to step down our Complimentary Therapists from face to face contact however you can still access telephone support (01495 717277) and other resources such as the relaxation audio.
Our specialist physiotherapist can help you with physical problems associated with your life-limiting condition. Physiotherapy can play a key role in palliative care and focuses on helping you to improve and maintain quality of life and to enable you to be as independent as possible regardless of prognosis. Some of the symptoms physiotherapy can help with are breathlessness, fatigue and pain.
Living Well Programme
For our patients that can attend our Day Centre we offer the Living Well Programme. The four week programme aims to provide education and practical tips on how to self-manage a number of symptoms including anxiety, fatigue and breathlessness. Patients and carers can be referred to us for an assessment by any member of clinical staff at the hospice.
Our complementary therapists work alongside the other hospice teams to help manage your symptoms. These might include insomnia, anxiety, constipation and other side effects commonly associated with treatment.
The therapies we provide are Reflexology, Reiki, Aromatherapy, Massage, Hypnotherapy, Visualisation/Relaxation techniques.
The course of treatments we provide will vary depending on individual needs.