Complementary therapies

The Complementary Therapy Team at St David’s Hospice Care is made up of a team of qualified therapists offering treatments in our Day Hospices, Complementary Therapy Out-Reach Clinics and in the Community.

Complementary therapies aim to provide patients with a pleasurable and beneficial experience which may help to ease symptoms and provide an increased sense of well-being.

Therapies are offered in conjunction with conventional medical treatments and are offered primarily for the relief of stress and anxiety but can also assist in relieving physical symptoms such as pain, insomnia, nausea and muscle tension. In general, complementary therapies can be used to induce a feeling of well-being and of  ‘letting go’ and are also aimed at a giving patients a ‘treat’ rather than a treatment.

Therapies offered include Aromatherapy, Therapeutic Massage, Reflexology, Reiki and Visualisation.

Following an initial assessment, a course of the most appropriate and beneficial treatment is tailored to individual needs.