The Mulberry Centre offers a wide range of complementary therapies. After assessment, we may offer cancer patients a number of sessions of one-to-one therapy and up to eighteen sessions of our wellbeing classes.
All therapies are carried out by qualified and experienced practitioners who adhere to their professional code of conduct and are registered with the Complementary Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). Our Therapists are all volunteers and give their time free of charge.
This therapy involves inserting fine needles into specific points on the body to affect the flow of the body’s vital energy. Acupuncture can help reduce stress, improve energy levels and address symptoms such as pain.
Aromatherapy and Massage
Massage is both mentally and physically relaxing, helping to reduce stress and tension, to promote deeper sleep and to ease aches and pains. Aromatherapy has all the benefits of massage with the added application of pure essential oils that have been extracted from flowers, herbs, fruits, roots and other parts of plants, each with their own therapeutic properties.
Reflexology, based on the principle that the anatomy of the body is reflected in miniature in reflex zones on the feet and hands, is a relaxing complementary therapy that can be a useful adjunct in the treatment of many health problems.
Shiatsu is acupressure massage, which treats the body and mind together. Unlike with conventional massage, you remain fully clothed. It involves rebalancing the body’s energy through a system of pathways known as meridians by using gentle stretching and pressure techniques applied to acupuncture points.
Emotional Freedom Technique – EFT
EFT is a complementary therapy that combines talking with light tapping on acupuncture points. Tapping has been shown to lower stress hormones and balance the Autonomic Nervous System. When used 1:1 with a practitioner it will be tailored to your specific situation and can help you cope with the emotional and physical effects of diagnosis, treatments, and beyond. Tapping is easy to learn as a self-help tool for dealing with stress, anxiety, worries, and physical symptoms.
Reiki is holistic complementary therapy that is gentle, pleasant to receive, non-invasive, clothed and suitable for all – even those whose physical condition prevents them from receiving other complementary therapies. The practitioner gently places their hands on or near the body using their intuition and training as a guide. Reiki can be used on the person as a whole, or on specific parts of the body. This allows the person to rebalance, which in turn may ease symptoms physically, mentally and emotionally.
Yoga Therapy is the use of Yoga for a specific health need to promote good health for the person as a whole, using the same tools used in many Yoga classes: postures, working with the breath, meditation, awareness of the body and/or mind, relaxation. These are directed to the needs and ability of the person concerned working 1 to 1 with the highly trained Yoga Therapist.