Complementary Therapy has been shown to be effective in dealing with both physical and emotional/psychological symptoms that impact people affected by cancer.
For example, aromatherapy, reflexology and massage have been shown to: aid relaxation; relieve stress and tension; improve quality of life; aid sleep; improving coping with side effects and reduce feelings of anxiety and depression.
All our Complementary Therapists are trained to adapt techniques to work safely with children and adults with a cancer diagnosis. The following Complementary Therapies are available at Action Cancer:
After recovering from breast cancer I was constantly exhausted, with no appetite and no reason to get out of bed. Action Cancer has provided me with so much and I have so many people to be grateful for. [Therapist] helped me to manage tiredness through complimentary therapy- learning about meditation and essential oils has boosted my whole outlook. I never thought that these therapies would have been so helpful- they have boosted my energy levels, my sleep patterns, my pains, but also I feel I can deal with day to day problems and I do not get as ‘stressed’ as I used to. [Therapist] has been my guardian angel- I do not know how I could have coped without Action Cancer. I will be grateful forever.
The complementary therapy has brought stillness to my life at a hectic, emotional and physically tough time. The Emotional Freedom Technique is becoming a routine part of my life. Auricular acupuncture with aromatherapy gave me space for my mind to feel free of everyday burdens. Remembering it still brings me calm and peace.
Aromatherapy/reflexology was amazing and I benefitted by being able to relax and achieve a good night’s rest afterwards. It opened my eyes to the possibility of meditation and other ways to relax that I woulldn’t have known about. Nicola was a very sympathetic and caring person and I appreciated her insight and treatment immensely.