The Mulberry Centre - for anyone affected by cancer Heart

Complementary Therapies

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The Mulberry Centre offers a wide range of complementary therapies. After assessment, we may offer cancer patients up to six sessions of one-to-one therapy and up to eighteen sessions of each 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.

ONE-TO-ONE THERAPIES

Acupuncture

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.

Emotional Freedom Technique – EFT

This combines talking therapy with light touch body work and has been shown to be useful in rebalancing the body’s energy and helping you learn to cope with stress.

Reflexology

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

Shiatsu is a cupressure 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.

 WELLBEING CLASSES

Pilates

Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing. It also helps create balance and improve alignment.

Relaxation Techniques

Relaxation Techniques sessions include simple stretching, visualisation and breathing exercises designed to teach you to refocus your mind away from troublesome thoughts and encourage physical relaxation through the body.

T’ai Chi

While T’ai Chi originated as a martial art, at The Mulberry Centre we use it as a gentle exercise that promotes body fitness and builds internal energy and awareness.

Yoga

The yoga classes at The Mulberry Centre encompass very gentle stretching, breathing and relaxation techniques to increase energy, improve functioning of the body and calm the mind.