We offer clients and their families a programme of eight complementary therapy sessions. The 8 sessions are free of charge. GP or Oncologist consent is required. Confidentiality assured.
CURRENTLY THERAPIES ARE OPEN TO VACINATED PEOPLE
MASSAGE – WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
- Reducing stress and increasing relaxation.
- Reducing pain and muscle soreness and tension.
- Improving circulation, energy and alertness.
- Lowering heart rate and blood pressure.
- Improving immune function.
REFLEXOLOGY – WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
Can help give relief to cancer related symptoms such as anxiety, pain, nausea and lethargy. Reflexology involves applying pressure to points on the feet which correspond to various parts of the body.
REIKI – MONDAY MORNING
Reiki is an ancient Japanese technique. It is an holistic form of healing which helps restore balance and harmony to the mind and body through the chakras . This in turn will affect the body’s natural healing system and balance the emotions.
NAIL AND FOOTCARE
Foot care in oncology patients is extremely important. There are a lot of complications that can appear during or after the cancer treatment, some of the most common being
- Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
- Hand-foot syndrome
- Hand-foot skin reaction
- Paronychia and onycholysis
- Edema, lymphedema
- Skin and soft-tissue infections
These events may impede a patient’s ability to use footwear, bear weight, ambulate, or perform activities of daily living. It can cause great discomfort or pain.
The goal of Foot Care in oncology patients is to educate them about these conditions/ complications and explain how they can deal with them. Keep the feet in the best possible shape during and after the cancer treatment as any abnormality (example: corn, callus etc) can make the situation worse. It is very important for patient to screen the feet condition every day at home and have a regular foot app with their FHP/Podiatrist every 6-7 weeks to avoid any further complications.
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