Fully qualified therapists can provide a course of planned individual therapies, which will complement orthodox treatment by providing relief, relaxation and increased immune response. Therapies can also help a person regain control within their life.
Following an initial meeting with a Macmillan Cancer Information Nurse at Cherry Lodge, there will be an assessment and an opportunity to hear what support is available. You may then request, or we may offer you, a course of a particular therapy. Apart from Acupuncture and Spiritual Healing, therapy sessions usually last for approximately 45-50 minutes. We also provide appropriate short therapy sessions (to to be booked on the day) during our Drop-Ins.
At Cherry Lodge, we currently offer the following therapies, totally free of charge to Members.
A part of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture seeks to regulate and correct the imbalances of the body’s energy systems.
A technique you can learn that will help you make best use of your available energy. By improving your balance, posture and coordination, the Alexander Technique will allow you to perform everyday activities more efficiently and help you cope with stress and physical problems.
Aromatherapy & Massage
The aromatherapist will massage you with selected essential oils to promote relaxation and feelings of well-being. Aromatherapy may not be carried out on parts of the body that are undergoing radiotherapy.
The practitioner uses thumbs and fingers to make rolling moves on precise points on the body with the aim of disturbing the recipient’s muscles, soft tissues and energy. Periods of rest between moves give the body time to make subtle adjustments that help to relieve tension, reduce pain and initiate healing.
Indian Head Massage
This is a non-invasive form of therapeutic massage, with optional use of oils, which promotes symptomatic relief and deep relaxation.
This therapy treats the whole body via the feet or hands. Reflexologists use their thumbs and fingers to apply gentle pressure to specific areas of the recipient’s feet or hands in order to promote healing elsewhere in the body.
This is a form of healing which energises and balances the body’s energy centres through the hands of a trained healer.
The healer channels a life force into the recipient, which enhances the recipient’s own self-healing processes.