Complementary Therapies are gentle treatments used alongside conventional treatment in order to relieve stress and tension and to aid relaxation. These therapies can provide emotional support and may also help with the relief of physical symptoms, enhancing well-being and quality of life.
At St. Michael’s Hospice the Complementary Therapy team gives individually tailored therapies to patients and their carers. Treatments are offered to Inpatients and in our Outpatient facility; the Turner Centre. Therapies are also offered at Odiham Cottage Hospital (for those living in Old Basing, Hook, Hartley Wintney and Odiham).
We have two staff therapists and a team of fully qualified volunteer therapists offering therapies to patients. Outpatient clinics are held at the Turner Centre and we also offer therapies to patients in their own homes. We hold a carers’ clinic at the Turner Centre and we also offer bereaved carers emotional support with Complementary Therapies.
The therapist will ask a range of health, lifestyle and medical history questions and discuss the best course of treatment. We offer a number of therapies including Aromatherapy, Massage, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Reiki, Deep Relaxation and Acupuncture.