about complementary therapy
Complementary therapies are a range of supportive therapies offered alongside medical treatment. Living with a life-limiting illness or caring for a loved one can be a stressful time.
At Little Havens Hospice, children and families can enjoy a moment of calm during a complementary therapy treatment. The therapies are all carried out by our team of qualified and experienced therapists.
they may help:
- you to sleep better
- to ease headaches, aches and pains
- to treat side-effects such as nausea, constipation and fatigue
- to reduce stress and encourage relaxation
- to moisturise dry skin
- to increase energy levels
- you to care for yourself and introduce self-help skills and improve your quality of life
If you have a session whilst staying at Little Havens these generally last between 15-30 minutes.
On rare occasions it may not be appropriate for you to receive a particular complementary therapy, for example if you have an infection. The therapist will explain the reason why you could not have a therapy.
We advise everyone to drink some water after each session. You may feel sleepy and wish to rest for a while. Occasionally people can feel alert and experience difficulty in getting to sleep.
If you have any after effects that cause you concern please inform your therapist so they can adjust your next treatment.
To arrange Complementary Therapy please speak to a member of the Care Team.