Complementary therapies

The well-being of the whole person (mind, body and soul) is important when trying to cope with a long-term condition, subsequent treatments and the progression of a disease. Caring for or losing a loved one in this situation can also be overwhelming on every level.

The complementary therapy service has a holistic and supportive role in looking after the individual, helping to ease the symptoms of stress and anxiety, improving your sleep and general comfort.

It can be safely used alongside conventional medicine and is not offered as an alternative treatment for disease, but for the purpose of support and relaxation only. Complementary therapies are widely used in palliative and end of life care and with an experienced therapist are safe, enjoyable and beneficial to those with a cancer diagnosis as well as other long-term conditions.

Your therapist will assess your needs individually and adapt what they do to suit you. We have a variety of therapies that can be offered so please ask which ones are available and what they can do to help.

If you have any concerns about the session, please ask a therapist at the Hospice or call 01243 775302 and speak to the Complementary Therapy Coordinator.

I actually think she has magical powers, and if there are angels on Earth, she is mine.

A St Wilfrid’s Patient talking about our Complementary Therapist