This service can complement your plan of care and may also provide comfort to your relatives or carers.

Therapies, such as, massage and reflexology can assist with symptom control, aid relaxation and promote wellbeing.

Complementary therapies

The Complementary therapy department provides a range of different therapies, working in harmony with your ongoing care plan to help support you feel more at ease with yourself.

There are various complementary therapies available at ACCORD and by carrying out a short consultation our therapist will be able to advise you on the therapy most appropriate for you. Complementary Therapies can be used alongside conventional treatment. 

The Complementary Therapies described below can be exceptionally beneficial on a physical and emotional level and should you wish to access this service please ask a member of staff to arrange this for you.

Nicola Campbell

Nicola Campbell

Complementary Therapy Co-ordinator

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Mari Gallacher

Mari Gallacher

Complmentary Therapist

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Nicola Campbell - Complementary Therapy Co-ordinator

Training as a holistic therapist has been one of my best life choices. I qualified as a Holistic Therapist & Reiki Master in 2006 & haven’t looked back.

I love my role at the Hospice, seeing the peacefulness that comes over a patient during their sessions & the relief it brings them is the best job ever.

My favourite therapy to give is Reiki as it works on many levels physically & emotionally bringing deep relaxation during stressful times.

Mari Gallacher - Complmentary Therapist

I qualified as a clinical aroma therapist in 1997 & have continued my love of learning new therapies & treatment ever since.  Working in the hospice is so rewarding touching lives in such a positive way, often at a time when they need it most.

My favourite treatment to give is Indian head massage as I find of all complementary treatments it's one of the most powerful in combating stress. We hold so much tension in our heads; it's amazing to see both its relaxing and therapeutic effect on clients

Nicola Campbell

Nicola Campbell

Complementary Therapy Co-ordinator

Nicola Campbell - Complementary Therapy Co-ordinator

<p>Training as a holistic therapist has been one of my best life choices. I qualified as a Holistic Therapist &amp; Reiki Master in 2006 &amp; haven&rsquo;t looked back.</p> <p>I love my role at the Hospice, seeing the peacefulness that comes over a patient during their sessions &amp; the relief it brings them is the best job ever.</p> <p>My favourite therapy to give is Reiki as it works on many levels physically &amp; emotionally bringing deep relaxation during stressful times.</p>

Mari Gallacher

Mari Gallacher

Complmentary Therapist

Mari Gallacher - Complmentary Therapist

<p>I qualified as a clinical aroma therapist in 1997 &amp; have continued my love of learning new therapies &amp; treatment ever since. &nbsp;Working in the hospice is so rewarding touching lives in such a positive way, often at a time when they need it most.</p> <p>My favourite&nbsp;treatment to give is Indian head massage as I find of all complementary treatments it&#39;s one of the most powerful in combating stress. We hold so much tension in our heads; it&#39;s amazing to see both its relaxing and therapeutic effect on clients</p>

''I love my complementary therapies because it makes me feel normal again and is the highlight of my week''

Relaxation

Simple breathing and relaxation exercises can be very useful in reducing anxiety and stress; improving concentration, breathing control and regulation

Massage

Various massage techniques can be applied over clothing or directly onto skin using oil or lotion. Techniques can be soothing or stimulating, promoting relaxation and freeing up tense and tired muscles.

Indian Head Massage

Gentle rhythmic massage and light pressures applied to the upper body, head, scalp and face. Renowned for relieving symptoms of stress, physical and mental tension. Can be carried out fully clothed or with the use of oils.

Reflexology

Reflexology can be carried out in a seated or lying position. Different points on the feet correspond to certain parts of the body and with massage and light pressures applied using lotion this can help promote relaxation, releasing tension and help restore the body’s natural balance and energy flow.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy uses the healing properties of essential oils which are extracted from various plants. The oils work in different ways some being relaxing, balancing or up-lifting and can be used in massage or inhalation to help ease many conditions including anxiety, headaches and muscular tension.

Reiki

A relaxing therapy for which you remain fully clothed. Reiki helps to bring about balance in your mind, body and spirit and improve wellbeing. Carried out in the therapy room with dim lighting, soft music in a lying or seated position the therapist will place their hands on or just above your body, you may feel heat or sensation and a sense of deep relaxation.

“The pins & needles that I feel in my feet all the time went away for a few days after my reflexology session, I never would have believed that could be possible''

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Frequently asked questions

Below you will find some frequently asked questions about Complementary Therapies

How many sessions will I get?
Normally patients are offered a block of 6 sessions
 
What if I can’t make my appointment?
If you cannot attend your appointment please contact your therapist on 0141 581 2000 ext 241
 
What therapies can I have?
An initial consultation will be given to each patient where we can discuss your requirements and advise on the most suitable treatment for you.
 
Will I have to get undressed?
Our therapists can offer therapies that require no undressing; your privacy will be maintained at all times
Will I still be able to have complementary therapies if I am receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy?
Everyone is differemt, this will be discussed with your therapist and your complemetary therapy treatment can be adapted to suit you.
 
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