Thorpe Hall Hospice has opened a new, dedicated complementary therapy room with appointments available to patients, families, staff, volunteers and visitors.
Each Monday Thorpe Hall’s team of volunteer therapists offer 30 minute massages, aromatherapy, reflexology and Bowen technique in the complementary therapy room in the hospice’s West Wing.
Therapies have historically been offered to patients as part of the hospice’s holistic approach to care. With more therapists now recruited and the new dedicated room available round the clock, the service has now been extended and a booking system introduced.
Patients and their families still receive therapies free of charge with other clients asked for a £10 donation, used to fund incredible care at the Sue Ryder hospice.
Helen Perkins is the lead complementary therapist. She said: “The therapies we offer can help with relaxation and promote feelings of wellbeing which are so important to patients. We’re delighted that we can now offer that same service to a wider group of people, while also helping to raise funds for the hospice.”