Art & Complementary therapies
Art Therapy has been provided at Isabel Hospice for over twenty years to patients and latterly to family members, pre-bereaved and bereaved. Currently one Art Therapist runs the service across the Hospice's different services.
We have a team of qualified, experienced complementary therapists, led by our Complementary Therapy Co-ordinator. They offer massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, Reiki, Indian head massage and relaxation to patients and their relatives.
Sessions can last 15-45 minutes, depending on the patient’s health.
The principal aims of complementary therapy at the Hospice are to:
- Promote relaxation
- Help relieve stress-related symptoms such as anxiety, pain, muscle tension, poor sleep patterns, low spirits and also improve general wellbeing.
- Introduce patients, carers and bereaved clients to complementary therapies in an informed and appropriate way.
- Introduce interested patients, carers and bereaved clients to aspects of self-help related to complementary therapies.