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Complementary Therapies

Complementary therapies can be accessed by Alice House patients free of charge each Wednesday in Day Hospice or the Inpatient Unit.

Our Complementary Therapists works as part of the clinical multi-disciplinary team involved in patient care and work alongside our Hospice Doctors and Nurses to ensure treatments will be safe for the patient and won’t interfere with any medications.

All the therapists are fully qualified and hold a membership with a professional body, for example, The Guild of Holistic Therapists, they are also fully insured.
Our therapists have additional training in palliative care and attend Continuous Professional Development training courses as required.

Therapies currently offered at Alice House include:

> Aromatherapy> Reflexology
> Massage > Beauty therapies such as facials and manicures

Complementary Therapies have been used within hospices for many years, they are often useful in offering comfort, emotional support and relief. Other benefits include:

  • Relaxation
  • Reduction in stress and tension in the mind and body
  • Uplifting mood and providing an increased sense of wellbeing
  • Aiding pain relief
  • Improving sleep patterns and/or quality of sleep
  • Relieving specific symptoms eg. muscle aches, constipation etc
  • Boosting circulation
  • Improving skin condition

“This is my hour in the week of total me time.”

“I always feel very relaxed and calm after treatments.”

“Made me feel as if I had come alive.”

“It really helps me, I look forward to it and I’m made to feel so welcome”

If you would like any further information about Complementary Therapies

01429 855555

esanderson@alicehousehospice.co.uk

 

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