Complementary Therapies


Our complementary therapists work alongside our medical and nursing staff to improve your wellbeing, reduce anxiety and help you to relax.

Complementary treatments may positively help a range of problems. This might include breathing difficulties, pain & discomfort, anxiety, loss of confidence, insomnia, nausea and spiritual issues. They can also help to maintain joint flexibility, care for the skin and control odour.

We have an experienced team of volunteer therapists who work in our Woodgrange Centre offering out-patients appointments, as well as therapies for patients in our In Patient Unit and in the community.

What therapies are on offer?

  • Acupuncture
  • Aromatherapy
  • Crystal therapy
  • Exercise
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Relaxation
  • Sound and music
  • Spiritual healing
  • Art activities

How therapy helped one of our patients

"As part of her cancer treatment Madeline needed to have an infusion into her bloodstream every month. Madeline dreaded having the needle put into her arm. Madeline loved music and so agreed to try a relaxation session with the sound therapist 20 minutes prior to the nurse setting up the infusion. Using a selection of instruments, including Tibetan bowls and a gong, the therapist created a 'bath' of sound, which helped eliminate anxiety and allowed a 'relaxation response' to occur. As part of this response the blood vessels dilate slightly. When it was time for her injection, Madeline was relaxed, with her eyes closed. The needle slipped in easily and painlessly. Thereafter, this approach was used every time Madeline needed the infusion, with the same positive effect."