All therapies are complimentary and are offered to all members and carers.
Each therapy lasts for approximately 1 hour and all people with cancer can initially book a course of 6 therapies, carers may book 3.
All Therapists will discuss the suitability of each therapy on an individual basis.
Before the first therapy is booked you will be requested to have a complementary therapy consent form signed by your Consultant or Doctor (GP).
Complementary therapists usually work with the person as a whole. This is called a holistic approach.
A complementary therapist who listens and cares may help you cope with some of those difficult feelings, which can be an effective way of getting back some control.
Complementary therapists may claim that their therapies:
- generally improve your wellbeing
- help you feel better and improve your quality of life
- improve your general health
- give you a sense of control over what is happening to you
- reduce stress, tension, sleeplessness, anxiety and depression, and make you feel more relaxed
- help to reduce the symptoms of cancer, such as pain, feeling sick, breathlessness, constipation, diarrhoea, tiredness and poor appetite
- help to reduce some of the side effects of cancer treatment.
There may be complementary therapies that are not suitable if you have a particular type of cancer or during a particular treatment. It is important to tell your doctor if you are having any form of complementary therapy.
The therapies that can be accessed through Lyndale are: