Complementary Therapy

The Primrose Hospice Complementary Therapy Services adopts an ‘integrated medicine’ approach to complementary therapy which is defined as: “the synergistic and harmonious blend of conventional medicine and complementary therapy within a safe environment”.

Complementary Therapies do not offer a cure, but can bring relief for some specific symptoms, and side effects of medications or medical treatments. It also offers emotional support during difficult times.

Our Complementary Therapists are fully qualified and experienced practitioners, who volunteer their services for free at the hospice. Complementary therapies provided at Primrose include:

  • acupuncture
  • aromatherapy
  • bowen
  • healing
  • homeopathy
  • hypnotherapy
  • Indian head massage
  • massage
  • reiki
  • relaxation
  • reflexology

Services are also available for carers, and for support in bereavement. Our service is free of charge, although donations are always welcome.

The service is targeted at meeting the needs of patients and their families, and is monitored and supervised. Above all, the safety of therapies is our paramount concern. A full assessment is carried out with everyone who is referred, before setting up a treatment plan which is then regularly reviewed.

To access our Complementary Therapy Service, referrals are usually made by health professionals. However, self-referrals may also be accepted.

Please contact our Complementary Therapy Co-ordinator on 01527 889799 to discuss.

or email:

Could you join our Complementary Therapy Volunteer team?

All our Complementary Therapy sessions are provided by volunteers, we are always looking for qualified therapists to provide complementary therapies to patients and their families at Primrose Hospice.

If you or someone you know would be interested in volunteering for us please visit this page to find out more or contact our volunteer manager Jo: or call 01527 871051