“Whatever stage of your journey you are at you will not feel alone in Charlie’s, they can give you the extra support that you cannot access within a hospital setting” – Kelly Weir (Charlie’s Trustee & Cancer Nurse Specialist)
Therapies at Charlie’s are free for all those directly affected by cancer including carers.
Donations can be made, per treatment or activity, to help us to continue to provide this service.
For those requiring more than one or two treatments in a week, a payment scale will be put in place.
Therapies are offered in the home, for palliative care patients.
Below you will find a list of the Therapies and Activities that we offer at Charlie’s (just click on the plus sign to find out more). Whilst we make every effort to keep it up to date this list is not exhaustive.
We are always looking to extend and develop our offerings – so if you have a skill which you would like to volunteer for the benefit of our community please do get in touch with us.
It is administered by ‘laying on hands’ and is based on the idea that an unseen ‘life force energy’ flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one\’s ‘life force energy’ is low or out of balance, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high or
balanced, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Reiki can be given with or without touch.
It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that purportedly reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work effects a physical change to the body.
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
It aims to re-balance your body’s energies.
The people that you see moving gracefully with flowing motions in parks throughout China, and increasingly
throughout much of the modern world, are practising tai chi.
It works on the whole person – not just with the physical body, but also with the psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of being.
Meditation means ’a cessation of the thought process’ . It describes a state of consciousness, when the mind is free of scattered thoughts and various patterns
Group meditation guides you through the process into a state of deep peace that occurs when the mind is calm and silent.
Attention to the core support and full-body fitness, including the breath and the mind, provide a level of integrative fitness that is hard to find elsewhere. It is also the reason that Pilates is so popular in rehab scenarios, as well as with athletes who find that Pilates is a great foundation for any kind of movement they do.
It has been described as the restoration of wholeness or wellness to one’s experience.
ARTS & CRAFTS
Achievable tasks are rewarding and promote new confidence and forum where one can speak freely or simply unwind ‘in a different world’.
Facials involve a series of beauty treatments which aim to restore a healthy, clear complexion and balance to your skin, leaving it soft and fresh looking and you feeling pampered and relaxed.
NAIL & HAND TREATMENTS
Different tools, massage techniques and beauty lotions are used depending on the type of manicure.
Nearly all manicures comprise a moisturising skin treatment of some kind, as well as cuticle neatening, nail filing and the application of one or more polishes.
In addition Knitting has also has been proven to benefit the brain and keep stress and anxiety at bay.
Like Knitting it can help you calm your mind and alleviate stress and anxiety.
WIG & SCARF LIBRARY
There are a few specialised scarves too to tide you over hair loss days, and a number of friends with similar experiences, who could help you learn to tie scarves and use wigs to best effect.