Complementary Therapies

Complementary therapy covers a wide range of practices used alongside conventional treatments for conditions / illnesses. They can help some people cope with the symptoms of a condition / illness and its treatment, aid relaxation, and reduce tension and anxiety. They ‘complement’ the healthcare you are receiving.

This is not to be confused with physiotherapy, which helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.

At Hope House we have a qualified complementary therapist called Glen, who is experienced in treating people with life limiting conditions and we are able to offer aromatherapy and reflexology treatments:


Aromatherapy is a treatment using essential oils, which have unique properties and are applied by massage.  An aromatherapy massage is quite gentle and soothing, and can be given to the back, face, arms, hands, legs or feet.


Reflexology is a therapy that involves working areas of the feet that correspond to every part of the body.  Working these reflexes promotes relaxation, can improve circulation and helps the body manage pain and anxiety.

There is also a dedicated therapy room in a quieter part of the building where therapies can take place undisturbed from the main rooms.

Complementary therapy is optional at Hope House, but most guests do find it to be of benefit.  We encourage all our guests to discuss their needs and concerns with our therapist before any treatment commences.