Help with wellbeing and symptoms
We believe that wellbeing is a big part of good health. Many people find complementary therapies very beneficial and help to manage their symptoms.
As with all treatments, the benefits vary from person to person so try them and see what they can do for you. As well as treating individual symptoms, complementary therapies help lower stress which may be a trigger for relapses and therefore is an important part of managing MS.
What do we offer?
Acupuncture – Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese treatment of using very fine needles at key points to “balance” the body. Acupuncture is a safe therapy that many find beneficial and very relaxing. Don’t worry, it is not painful. You will feel a little pinch on the skin when the needle is inserted before a dull ache for a few moments which will stop when the needle is removed. Acupuncture appointments are with our therapist Ron.
Massage – Massage Therapy is an incredibly popular therapy offered at the Centre. A relaxing and soothing experience, it improves circulation and relaxes tense muscles. It is an excellent way to relax and restore a sense of wellbeing and balance. On your first visit you will have a consultation with our massage therapist and a personalised treatment plan will be created to suit your needs. Massage appointments are with our therapist Jan, who also offers other beauty treatments.
Reiki – Reiki is a treatment from Japan that uses life force to bring balance to your body. During this relaxing treatment, you either sit or lie down as our therapist lays her hands on or just above you to channel energy. You stay fully clothed and it is suitable for everyone. Reiki appointments are with our therapist Lorena.
Spinal reflexology – Not to be confused by reflexology on the feet! This treatment works by gently releasing the muscles around the spine, neck and pelvis feeling like a gentle massage. You remain fully clothed. It is incredibly relaxing and a very popular therapy offered at the Centre. Spinal reflexology appointments are with our therapist Sarah.
Complementary therapies can help with
How much do the therapies cost?
Our visiting therapists offer heavily discounted prices to our members and we are very grateful to them for doing this. You will pay your therapist directly at the appointment. Please contact us for the latest prices.
When do the therapies take place?
Our complementary therapies take place at different times throughout the week.
BMSTC makes a big difference to my quality of life. Massage, reflexology, counselling and mindfulness helped manage leg pain and fatigue.
How do I book?
If you would like to find out more about our complementary therapies for people with MS, please call us on 0118 901 6000 or fill out the form below.