A new service offering complementary therapies for people who have survived cancer is set to be launched in East Yorkshire.
Staffed entirely by volunteers, qualified therapists will donate their time and expertise to enhance the well-being of people who are undergoing or have been through cancer treatment.
The service will offer reflexology, pedicures, manicures, facials and gentle massage, and has been initiated by Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust‘s Survivorship Team.
The complementary therapy service will run every Monday and Tuesday at the Queen’s Centre in Cottingham.
Sarah Guest, Clinical Nurse Specialist based at the Queen’s Centre for Oncology & Haematology says:
“Being diagnosed with cancer at any age can bring on many different emotions. It’s natural for people to be worried, but for some patients, it can lead to fear, anxiety, stress, or even depression.
“Complementary therapies are a fantastic way of helping to people to relax and alleviating these types of symptom, so we began to look into the possibility of running a complementary therapy service for our patients.”