Are you a complementary therapist and wanting to help our patients?

By News Team on January 25, 2018

Complimentary therapy session

We’re appealing for experienced complementary therapists interested in volunteering their time to help patients from across Greater Manchester.

Staff in the St Ann’s complementary therapy team are in need of support from volunteers qualified to provide patients, their families and carers with aromatherapy, Indian head massage, reflexology, therapeutic massage or reiki.

Emma Barclay, Rehabilitation Team Leader, at St Ann’s explained:  “The hospice is all about providing holistic care, so looking after the whole patient, be that physical, emotional, social or spiritual support.

“We care for people at all stages of their illness, from the point of diagnosis, through treatment and beyond, and many of our patients benefit from receiving the complementary therapies that our team of staff provide.

“We’re really lucky to have a group of experienced volunteers who work with our staff to deliver therapies, and we’re currently appealing for anyone qualified in any of the disciplines mentioned to join them.

“Volunteers should have a minimum of one year’s experience. A full induction will be provided to any successful applicants who come to donate their time to us, and it’s an extremely rewarding experience.”

We care for local people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses from our three sites in Heald Green, Salford and at the Neil Cliffe Centre in Wythenshawe Hospital, and also via community services delivered in people’s own homes.

*For more information, or to apply to be a complementary therapy volunteer, please contact Louise Fleming, Volunteer Manager at the hospice on 0161 498 3653 or email