Complementary therapies can help you to cope with some of the stresses caused by illness, it can be relaxing and also help relieve some of your symptoms. 

We offer a wide range of  therapies including: 
  • Acupuncture
  • Aromatherapy
  • Beauty  therapy
  • Bowen  therapy
  • Holistic, Swedish and  deep tissue massage
  • Indian Head  Massage
  • Mindfulness
  • Reflexology

Treatments are free of charge to our patients, their families and carers. People can have  complementary therapy sessions on the wards or in our dedicated treatment rooms in Finding Space on the first floor of the Hospice. 

All our therapists have  professional qualifications and  insurance, and volunteer their time to support patients and  family members at the Hospice. 

Other therapies may be available. You can  request the type of therapy you want (subject to availability), whether you want a male or female therapist and  for a family member or carer  to accompany you during treatment if you prefer. 

Group Complementary Therapies
We also provide group sessions for patients, their families and carers, staff and  volunteers. These include: 

  • Community choir
  • Neurological support group
  • Relaxation and  mindfulness
For staff, volunteers  and the local community 

The complementary therapies team at St Joseph’s Hospice also offer discounted sessions for staff, volunteers and  people living in the local community. 

If you would like to book an appointment and have not accessed our services before  please call the First Contact Team on 0300 30 30 400.  

If you are already  known  to us please ask  a member of staff to make  a referral to Complementary Therapies for you.  

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At St Joseph's Hospice we care for the whole person which means supporting your mental wellbeing as well as your physical needs. Complementary therapies can help you to cope with some of the stresses caused by illness. It can be relaxing and also help relieve some of your symptoms.