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Complementary therapies are used alongside, or in addition to, conventional medical treatments. Whilst they do not claim to treat or cure cancer, many people are choosing to use
complementary therapies to help support with their physical and emotional health,
to relieve symptoms and side effects of medication.
Some of the ways in which our therapies may help you:
• Feel better and improve your quality of life
• Reduce stress, tension and anxious feelings
• Improve the quality of your sleep
• Feel more in control by making a positive lifestyle change.
Our therapist Rachel is highly trained, fully insured, and has
many years of experience under her therapeutic belt!
At Cancer Support Salisbury we can offer you the following non clinical treatments,
which are provided to all those affected by a cancer diagnosis,
this includes carers, partners, husband, wife and family members too.
More widely known as Swedish Massage, and involving only
the soft tissue areas of the body.
A variety of strokes and pressure techniques are used to
improve circulation, remove natural waste products from the
tissues, stretch ligaments and tendons and generally
ease physical, and emotional tension.
A good treatment for those seeking relaxation
and improving energy levels.
If you have recently had surgery on your under
arm lymph nodes, it is advised not to have any deep tissue
massages around that area.
It is also important to know that during your radiotherapy
treatment any areas being treated should not be massaged.
Recommended for :
Acute muscle tension, Stress related anxiety disorders, Sciatica, Insomnia, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Circulatory problems, Tension headaches and Migraine.
The Greek physician Hippocrates wrote:
” The way to health is to have an aromatic bath, and scented massage every day”.
This treatment uses essential plant oils, (essences
extracted from various parts of plants – petals, berries,
zest, leaves and roots) which are personally blended
for the specific needs, or symptoms of the person
being treated. Each oil has its own unique healing
and therapeutic potential, which when used with
gentle massage, offers a powerful treatment that’s
especially useful to enhance and support our health and wellbeing. Aromatherapy massage makes use of the senses of touch and smell. Our therapist will blend a mix of essential oils, together with a carrier oil, created specifically for you.
Whilst Aromatherapy is most commonly combined with massage, it can also be used effectively in diffusers, compresses, aromatic baths, foot baths, steam inhalations, creams and ointments.
Recommended for : Anxiety and stress, Muscular aches and pains, Digestive problems, Menstrual and menopausal problems, Asthma, Eczema, Sleep disorders, Skin problems, Fluid retention.
Reflexology is a gentle and effective form of therapeutic
treatment applied to the feet and sometimes to the hands.
It is based on the belief that there are reflex areas on the
feet,and hands that correspond to all the parts
of the body,including major organs.
Reflexology is suitable for all ages, including
children, and can bring relief to a wide variety of
acute, and chronic conditions. Whilst this therapy does
not claim to be a “ cure all ", numerous disorders have
been successfully supported by this treatment.
Recommended for : Nausea, Pain, Migraine, Sinus disorder,
Hormone Imbalance, Digestive problems, Breathing disorders,
Tension, and Stress.
In order for our therapists to fully determine your needs, your first appointment will be spent together in consultation only. This enables us to spend some important time with you, getting to know you, and help us understand how we can most support you. We will ask questions concerning medical conditions, diagnosis, allergies, injuries and general lifestyle. If there is time allowing during consultation, we can sometimes offer you a short “taster session”, however your first full therapy will be provided at your following appointment.
Each session with your therapist will last for 45 minutes.
We do understand that sometimes you might need to cancel your appointment, and only ask that you advise us as soon as possible, so that we may potentially offer the session to another.
All information will be treated confidentially, and in accordance with GDPR Regulations.
*To help us help as many people as possible, we do ask you for a minimum donation of £5.00 per treatment. We are reliant on self funding, and this will support our fundraising efforts so much more.
To make an enquiry, or a booking, you can reach us by Mobile - 07926 841 698
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the Contact Page and send us a message
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