Complementary therapy

What is complementary therapy?

From time to time, you and your child might experience feelings of anxiety, sleeplessness and pain – complementary therapy can help.

It can reduce pain, feelings of low mood and sickness, tiredness and poor appetite. Many people tell us they have a better night’s sleep after a treatment, and feel less anxious. It can also be used as part of symptom control, too.

These services are particularly appropriate for children with complex health needs and are offered at the hospice or in the child’s home.

What therapies are available?

Our trained therapists offer wonderful treatments, including:

  • Infant massage
  • ‘M’ techniques
  • Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Indian head massage

Where do the treatments take place?

In our therapy rooms which are quiet and relaxed. If your child is poorly, therapies can be given at their bedside.

Who can have complementary therapy?

As well as children, we can support you and anyone involved in the care of your child.

They can access complementary therapies such as aromatherapy, reflexology, reiki, massage, Indian head massage and the relaxation method M technique.

How much does it cost?

It’s free! There is no charge.

How do I find out more?

It’s easy! You can talk to a member of staff, contact our complementary therapy coordinator on 01582 492339 or email