We strongly believe that complementary therapies can work together with medical and nursing care to improve your well-being, reduce anxiety and help you to relax.

Complementary treatments are designed to aid relaxation, ease tensions and improve energy levels and may positively help a range of symptoms including pain and discomfort, breathing difficulties, anxiety and insomnia.

We offer a range of complementary therapies including:

  • Reflexology
  • Massage
  • Relaxation
  • Gentle Touch

Therapies are offered free of charge to our patients, their families and carers.
On a Monday between 10.00 and 15.00 we offer complementary therapy to patients, family members and carers on our in patient unit.

All services are provided by fully qualified volunteer therapists who will discuss which therapy might help you most and will talk with you about the benefits of each treatment. Timed therapy sessions range from 30 – 45 minutes. The range of available therapies may change over time.

Group complementary therapies

St Raphael’s Hospice also provides group complementary therapy sessions for patients, their families and carers, as well as for staff, volunteers, and members of the public. These include:

  • Hospice community choir which is held on a Tuesday evening from 17.00 – 18.30

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