We all need a little 'me time', and that doesn't stop when you're under our care.

You are not your diagnosis, and whilst prescribed medication will treat your illness, our complementary therapies will treat you as a person.


Complementary therapies can help to relieve your symptoms through psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual support. They͛re not curative treatments but, used alongside your prescribed medication, can promote feelings of satisfaction and contentment and can help to improve your physical and mental health and wellbeing.

We͛'ll partner with you to tailor your therapy sessions to your individual needs. Choose from: aromatherapy, Indian head massage, reiki, reflexology, massage therapy and relaxation techniques.

Take some time to focus on your physical and mental wellbeing. Complementary therapies can be beneficial if you͛re experiencing any of the following symptoms or side effects:

  • Anxiety
  • Breathlessness
  • Difficulty coping with situations
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Hair loss
  • Headaches
  • Low self esteem
  • Low Mood
  • Muscular tension
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Panic attacks
  • Reduced confidence
  • Stress

An improved sense of wellbeing and relaxation are common effects of our therapies,as well as lessened feelings of stress. You may also find that you experience reduced levels of pain or anxiety, and find yourself able to better cope with situations that you previously found difficult.

Complementary therapies aim to help you feel an enhanced quality of life, allowing you time out from your diagnosis to enjoy being you again.

Our complementary therapies are also available to your relatives and carers. We understand that complex and incurable conditions affect your wider circle, and know how easily their own personal wellbeing can be pushed aside.

Your loved ones can arrange appointments with our complementary therapists here at our Supportive Care Centre located at Compton Hall, and can choose from the same treatment options. We encourage carers to learn their chosen complementary therapy treatments, enabling them to continue using their relaxation techniques at home.

How to access complementary therapies

If you think complementary therapies would be beneficial to you, and you're already accessing our services, your care partner can refer you to our complementary therapy team.  You'll be individually assessed by us, and we'll then work together with you to ensure that you get the most from your sessions.

Want to speak to Compton in person, call us 0300 323 0250