‘These therapies are designed to complement your medical care – and don’t replace your treatment’. (Acknowledged: The Christie NHS Foundation)
Do you need help to alleviate the emotions and symptoms that often accompany physical and mental health conditions such as cancer, back pain etc.? Patients have reported that some treatments can help with symptoms such as pain, difficulties with sleeping and anxiety’.
- Indian Head Massage
- Relaxation techniques
‘We can provide massage treatments tailored to your preference. These can involve work on the hands, feet, back, neck and face. It can be provided in a chair, massage couch or if necessary at the bedside. You do not have to undress. The sessions will be limited to around 15-30 minutes, at a time when it will not disturb any other care you might be having, or mealtimes’.
‘These treatments use carefully selected essential oils to supplement gentle massage’.
‘Our relaxation sessions involve the use of guided imagery, visualisation and gentle breathing techniques.’
Acknowledged: The Christie NHS Foundation
-Assessments and emotional healing and resilience with therapists from similar, close or different cultural or faith background to the service user.
What is Complementary or Alternative Therapy / Medicine (CAM) (sub menu under the Complementary service)
‘Although Complementary or Alternative Therapies (CAM) and Natural Medicines are relatively new to Western Culture they have been in use for thousands of years in many other cultures from Chinese, Indian, African and some Middle Eastern and Greek civilisations. They include different approaches and techniques for treating the whole person, often described as Natural Health treatment or Holistic Medicine. CAM has evolved to be used in conjunction with and not instead of modern conventional western medicine (allopathic medicine)’.
‘The terms Complementary and Alternative are often used interchangeably’. Millions of people now subscribe to Complementary Health and the use of alternative & complementary therapies is worldwide. About half of all GPs, in the UK, now provide some kind of access to these forms of therapy and it is estimated by practitioners that demand for these therapies has increased by up to 30% in the last ten years. It is currently estimated that 3 in 10 local health authorities in Britain now offer some form of alternative therapy to patients and that as many as one third of people in the United Kingdom have tried at least one form of alternative therapy, usually for the treatment of various problems such as backache, arthritis, or headaches migraine.
Acknowledged: Therapies guide.co.uk
Complementary Therapists and Practitioners (sub menu under Complementary Health Service)
Some of our Complementary Therapists and Practitioners
Our Complementary therapists and practitioners are Accredited and /or registered with relevant professional bodies.
Beatrice Salice, is well accomplished in the practice of various types of alternative therapies such as reflexology, acupuncture and Indian Head Massage.
Kay Savage, is experienced in various complementary therapies such as reflexology, acupuncture and Indian Head Massage. She has special interest in preconception, pregnancy and post natal care. Other experiences are Neuro Linguistic Programming, and Cancer and Palliative Care.
Sessions are face to face except for Relaxation techniques that can also be offered over telephone, or video/Skype.=