Complementary Therapies

In light of the national lockdown, we have temporarily paused Hospice Day Service. All complementary therapies will be paused until further notice. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Thank you for your continued support – stay safe.



Hospice Day Service is able to offer a wide range of different complementary therapies completely free of charge. These are provided by our team of professionally qualified therapists who volunteer across the Hospice.

Our aim is to help with relaxation; alleviate stress and anxiety; and reduce pain and nausea. We can help to counter the side effects of chemotherapy, improve sleep patterns and reduce psychological stress.

Therapies are available to any patient of the Hospice, their family and carers. Appointments can be booked with one of our complementary therapy administrators.

The therapy involves massageing the feet, centering on points on the foot that relate to parts of the body.

Reiki is a nurturing, harmonising and balancing form of energy treatment. It is hands-on, very gentle and non-intrusive, using universal evergy ("rei-ki") to treat the mind and body, and our emotions and personal wellbeing, promoting a better flow of evergy within and around us.

The reiki practitioner gently places their hands in a series of non-intrusive positions either lightly touching or over the patients body.

The accupuncture group aims to help with all varieties of stress and anxiety related conditions by using very thin needles that are inserted into the ear at specific points.

The Yoga group works through a series of movements focusing on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.

Qi Gong Yoga
The Qi Gong Yoga group is a slightly different form of yoga. This group works by using postures, exercises, breathing techniques, and meditations. Its techniques are designed to improve and balance the body's energy.

The Yoga group works through a series of movements focusing on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.

Head Massage
Head massage involves the therapist massaging on or around the scalp causing blood to rush to the massaged area and stimulates the scalp. Is it a very relaxing form of massage.

Bach Flower Remedies
Bach remedies are extractions from nature that can help balance emotional and thought highs and lows where needed. Their effects can be felt quite quickly after taking them, particularly in a crisis. Only 1 or 2 sessions needed.

Osteopathy is a manual therapy that aims to improve health across all body systems by manipulating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework. An Osteopath will focus on the joints, muscles, and spine, aiming to increase the mobility of joints, relieving muscle tension and enhancing the blood supply to tissues.

Hand Massage
A form of massage in which parts of the hands are rubbed by a masseusse using their fingers and knuckles. A hand massage aims to relax and calm.


For further information, please contact

Julie Annis - Creative Arts Coordinator on 01892 820509 or julie.annis@hospiceintheweald.org.uk or complete this form