We offer a range of therapies which may ease symptoms and promote well-being
Complementary therapies supplement and support
conventional medical treatments. They can have a
balancing and harmonising effect on spiritual,
emotional and mental health, improving quality of life
for both patients and carers.
Anxiety, pain and side effects of medical treatments
may be eased by a relaxing therapy, helping you cope
better with your illness.
Our therapies are given free of charge to inpatients, and
their families and friends. Donations towards the cost of
our care are always appreciated.
Who may benefit?
If you're living with a life-limiting condition complementary
therapies may ease pain, breathing difficulties, headaches,
nausea, vomiting and constipation.
Day service members and patients' loved ones can also benefit
from our therapies.
What therapies do we offer?
Where are therapies carried out?
- Aromatherapy: pure essential oils, with therapeutic
properties, are blended and used during gentle massage.
- Reflexology: gentle pressure is applied on feet or hands
corresponding to areas of the body to release energy and
- Bowen technique: gentle touch relieves aching muscles and
helps with mobility. It can be done through clothing.
- Massage: gentle massage may relieve pain, promote physical
and mental relaxation and stimulate the body's vital energy.
- Indian head massage: a deeply relaxing massage to your
upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face which can ease
- ReikieL coming from the Japanese word meaning 'universal life force energy', Reiki channels this energy to where it is needed most.
We have a dedicated complementary therapy room at Thorpe
Hall or our therapists can visit you in your room. At home we can
carry out treatments wherever you feel most comfortable.
Find out more
Please speak to a member of staff to find out more information about complementary therapy at Thorpe Hall.
Download the complementary therapies leaflet
Thorpe Hall complementary therapies