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Art & Complementary therapies

Art Therapy

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.

Complementary Therapy

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.