Our therapies are delivered by experienced therapists, who can also offer a variety of tips and self-help techniques to enhance your physical and emotional wellbeing.
If you’re undergoing cancer treatment, these sessions are free for you and your main carer.
At Weston Park Cancer Support we offer 4 free Complementary therapy sessions to Cancer Patients in our region to help ease the side effects of cancer treatments* and help improve physical or emotional health.
Our free therapies are delivered by experienced therapists, who can also offer a variety of tips and self-help techniques to promote relaxation, reduce anxiety and enhance physical and emotional wellbeing.*
Patients can also nominate someone they have seen as a key support to access 4 free sessions.
*Please note that we do not recommend that these therapies be used as a replacement for conventional medical treatments such as surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy and targeted therapy.
Reiki is a non-contact treatment that was originally developed in Japan, with the name translating to ‘universal life energy’.
The therapist places their hands over your body, moving them in a sequence to cover each of the body's 'Chakras', otherwise known as energy fields.
You may feel a slight warmth or tingling in some areas of the body throughout the session as the therapist moves from Chakra to Chakra.
A massage can either be full body or targeted specifically to certain areas. It involves gentle pressure via stroking or kneading of the muscles and surrounding soft tissues to help you relax and ease tension. It can be the perfect way to relax and unwind. The therapist may ask you before your session if you have any particular problem areas and can adjust the pressure to suit you.
Reflexology works in a similar way to acupressure and acupuncture by using the principle that certain points on the feet and hands correspond to different organs and glands in the body.
By applying light but firm pressure with thumb and fingers to areas on the feet, it can stimulate energy pathways allowing the energy to flow freely around the body.
It induces calm and relieves discomfort, improving energy flow around the body. The aim is to restore balance to the body, bring about a state of relaxation and help the body’s own natural healing process.
Hot Stone Massage
A Hot Stone Massage involves smooth heated volcanic stones being massaged on targeted areas throughout the body. The heat from the stone means that less pressure can be needed on areas of with high amounts of tension.
How to book
To find out more about any of these therapies or to book an appointment please contact us:
- Drop by our Cancer Support Centre or any of the Big Purple Bus locations
- Phone us on 0114 553 3330
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: in order to book a complementary therapy, we will need to ask for a few details about your general health and any treatment that you might be having. In some cases, we may also ask your permission to contact your clinical team to ensure that you are safe to have a therapy. We also understand that you may book an appointment and then be unable to attend or not feel well enough. However, as this is a very popular service, we do ask that you let us know as soon as possible so that we may offer the appointment to somebody else.