AROMATHERAPY & REFLEXOLOGY
Sarah is our qualified oncologist therapist, she gained her her BSc degree in complementary medicine in 2007 during this time she studied and worked voluntarily with people with cancer at the Helen Rollason centre. Sarah also gave regular treatments to both her parents who were both sadly having chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancer. “Although every individual persons journeys are unique, I have been amazed at the benefits that people have experienced from massage and reflexology and feel humbled to help at these difficult times”.
About our treatments
Oncology treatments are specific treatments for those who have been diagnosed with or are recovering from cancer. It uses expert techniques and works therapeutically to give a renewed sense of deep relaxation
All of our oncology treatments are tailored to the individual, which means we take the time to assess your exact needs and preferences before providing the most appropriate and effective therapy. The aim is to help with a reduction in pain, nausea, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and other common symptoms associated with cancer and its treatment. Regular treatments as part of a programme helps to aid recovery as well as pallative care.
Oncology treatments can play a major role in palliative care for cancer patients and is used by many hospitals, hospices and support groups. It can help to:
- Relax the mind and body
- Relieve stress and tension
- Improve the flow (lymph) in the lymphatic system
- Enhance your mood
Living with a chronic illness such as cancer can have both a physical and mental impact. Heightened levels of stress, anxiety, pain, nausea and worry can affect both the patient and their family, friends and carers. And while modern medicine can help to relieve some of these symptoms, new research into the benefits of integrative medicine are leading many people to look at other avenues to help along their journey.
Are there benefits for cancer patients?
REFLEXOLOGY may be able to help with a range of ailments, including the reduction of stress, tension and anxiety, stimulation of the lymphatic system, increasing circulation, increased energy and pain management. As it’s a non-invasive form of therapy, it’s an alternative to traditional massage for those who prefer to avoid full-body touch, as there is no undressing. It could also help to reduce nausea caused by chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
Overall, reflexology is thought to be very helpful for anybody on a cancer journey. It can help to improve a person’s quality of life, whilst creating and sustaining an overall sense of wellbeing, which is pivotal for anybody on a healing journey.
MASSAGE & AROMATHERAPY
People with cancer use aromatherapy because it makes them feel good. Many say that it can help lift their mood and improve their wellbeing. It helps them feel like they are helping themselves.
There is some evidence that aromatherapy massage can help with the effects of treatment.
Please tell your therapist if you feel uncomfortable at any time or want them to stop. But most people say that an aromatherapy massage is relaxing and soothing.
Using essential oils yourself at home
Please speak to us before using any oils at home. Some oils can cause skin irritation and irritation can be worse if you are having cancer drugs or radiotherapy.
Some people add a few drops of specific essential oils to:
- water in an oil burner to enjoy the pleasant and relaxing smells
- a handkerchief or boiling water to help relieve breathing problems and a blocked nose
- a warm bath to help with anxiety or sleeping problems
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