East Coast Hospice – offering complementary therapies in the community

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The East Coast Hospice charity is delighted to be able to offer complementary therapies in the community to patients who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening condition.  This is thanks to a team of qualified complementary therapists who are donating some of their time for free and will visit patients in their own home.

These therapists will be led by Mary Pretswell MFHT, who has 25 years’ experience in complementary therapies.

Patients will be offered 4 free treatments, in order to experience the benefits from therapies.  A full patient/therapist consultation will be held to decide on the most appropriate and beneficial treatment.  The therapies available are:

  • Aromatherapy.  This uses aromatic plant extracts with therapeutic properties, applied through the skin to help relieve pain, swelling and other health problems creating a feeling of relaxation and calm.
  • Reflexology.  Works on the feet or the hands to stimulate the body’s reflexes in order to re-balance the body’s systems, enabling them to work better and improve general health bringing about a feeling of uplift and calmness.
  • Reiki.  A gentle, non-invasive treatment that balances the energy flow within the body to help the body’s systems work better to give a feeling of wellbeing and peace.
  • Massage.  Improves the circulation and muscle tone, improving the lymphatic system and helps improve mobility.

Please contact the charity’s office for a chat in confidence and Mary will be happy to answer any questions or concerns. Tel 01493 718707 or e mail [email protected]

The therapists are giving their time for free in support of the East Coast Hospice Charity however any donation the patient would like to give to the hospice appeal would be gratefully received.

The East Coast Hospice charity is fundraising to build an independent, 10 bed hospice with day care facilities for people from the East Norfolk and North East Suffolk areas. The charity has already purchased the land and detailed plans are drawn up. We are working to secure grant funding to match the funds raised through our network of charity shops and the invaluable support from our community.

When the hospice is open, it will be offering a range of complementary therapies and a community outreach service.

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