Complementary therapies are offered (as appropriate) to babies, children and young people, both in the hospice and as part of Rainbows outreach services – including in the families’ own home, as well as during hospital stays.
Complementary therapies can help improve both physical and emotional health by alleviating symptoms such as pain, nausea, anxiety, depression and fatigue; relaxing the mind and body; relieving tension and stress and enhancing general wellbeing. We offer a range of complementary therapies including massage, reflexology, aromatherapy and Indian head massage.
The hospice has a dedicated Complementary Therapy room, with specialist equipment designed to provide a safe and relaxing environment. Rainbows has two accredited Complementary Therapists, who can provide therapies to the children and young people, their families, staff members and Rainbows volunteers as appropriate.