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Complementary Therapies


The Mulberry Centre offers a wide range of complementary therapies, after assessment we may offer clients a number of sessions of one-to-one therapies.

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. It encourages the body to produce natural substances such as pain-reliving endorphins. Acupuncture can be effective for migraines, headaches, chronic pain and nausea.


Massage is both mentally and physically relaxing helping to reduce stress and tension to promote deeper sleep and to ease aches and pains. Massage takes many different forms and can range from a full body massage, neck, back and shoulder, hand or face massage.

Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy combines the therapeutic touch of massage with either pre blended or individually selected essential oils. These oils are extracted from flowers, plants, herbs, fruits and seeds each with their own therapeutic properties. It can help ease anxiety and reduce pain, nausea, constipation, insomnia and some skin conditions.


Reflexology is based on the principle that the whole body is reflected in miniature on the feet and hands. Using a specific pressure technique on the feet and hands it can bring about a sense of wellbeing and feeling of relaxation. It can be a useful adjunct in the treatment of many health problems.


Shiatsu is acupressure massage which treats the body and mind. Unlike with conventional massage, you remain fully clothed throughout the treatment which uses gentle stretching and pressure techniques along the body’s meridians and acupuncture points.


Reiki is a gentle treatment that is suitable for all as there are no contraindications. The practitioner gently places their hands on or near the body and can work on the whole body or on specific body parts. It allows the body to rebalance which in turn may ease symptoms physically, mentally and emotionally.


EFT Tapping (emotional freedom technique)

This technique uses talking with a light tapping on acupuncture points. It has been shown to lower stress hormones. It is easy to learn and can be used as a self help tool for dealing with stress, anxiety and worry as well as ease physical symptoms.