Complementary Therapies at SECHC

Here at the SE Cancer Help Centre we offer a Complementary therapy service to people affected by cancer within the last 3 years.The therapies will be to complement any conventional treatment you may be having/had and are not an alternative.

Complementary therapies are used alongside conventional treatments in some hospitals and hospices in the UK. Many doctors are happy for their patients to use complementary therapies , although some have been reluctant to endorse therapies because they may not have been scientifically tested in large trials by Western medical researchers. A large number of people in the UK use complementary therapies regularly to maintain their health. The therapies aim to help people to relax, reduce stress levels and enhance their feelings of well-being. No reputable therapies would claim to be able to ‘cure’ cancer.

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Facials

Candle.jpgCalming, relaxing facials

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Counselling

Counselling.jpgCounselling is about helping you to think things through for yourself to find your own answers. But it can also be a relief to air these feelings, thoughts and ideas with someone who listens, does not judge and respects your confidentiality.

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Reflexology

Reflexology.jpgReflexology is the study of certain points, or "reflexes", in the feet which correspond to all parts of the body. By using specific techniques of holds and pressures on these reflexes the body is encouraged to achieve a more balanced state.

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Spiritual Healing

Healing.jpgWe consist of body, mind and spirit and when one or all of these parts becomes out of balance a state of dis-ease takes place which can manifest as outward symptoms. Spiritual healing helps to bring you back into balance. 

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Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy.jpgHypnosis is a state of deep relaxation and focused concentration. It is an altered state of consciousness into which you allow yourself to enter, with the guidance of a therapist. You are in control at all times and you can come out of the altered state at any time by simply opening your eyes.

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Nutritional Therapy

Nutrition.jpgEvidence suggests that the level of nourishment of a person diagnosed with cancer can influence the effectiveness of their medical treatments and the way in which they cope with treatments.

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Way Ahead

WayAhead.jpgLosing your hair as a result of chemotherapy can be a daunting and worrying process and you may be unsure as to how you are going to manage. Our highly trained Volunteers at Way Ahead understand the feelings and problems you may experience and aim to provide support and practical help.

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Aromatherapy

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Aromatherapy is the controlled use of "essential oils", the natural extracts of aromatic plants and flowers, to help promote balance or harmony in the mind and body. The therapeutic value of essential oils has been recognised since ancient Egyptian times and used across many cultures.

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Massage

Candle.jpgMassage – the manipulation of the soft tissue of the body – has been used as a healing therapy for many thousands of years. Records dating back to 2700 B.C. show that in China massage was used to treat paralysis, chills and fever. 

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Reiki

Reiki.jpgReiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a Japanese term which means "universal life force energy" - i.e. the energy that lives in all creation, that is inherent to all living beings and nourishes them and keeps them alive.

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Shiatsu

Shiatsu.jpgShiatsu is a Japanese healing art. It is a preventative and restorative therapy that promotes healing and supports the immune system. 

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