Complementary therapies

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?
  • 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 encourage circulation.
  • 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 tension.
  • ReikieL coming from the Japanese word meaning 'universal life force energy', Reiki channels this energy to where it is needed most.
Where are therapies carried out?
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