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Free Physio, Holistic Therapy & Yoga

FREE PHYSIOTHERAPY  

We provide free physiotherapy sessions due to our collaboration with a local business called Physiofriend 

 

They provide a service with a unique, holistic approach to healthcare guiding you from diagnosis to treatment and full recovery. 

Evidence shows that physio-led exercise is clinically effective and can help cancer patients improve their quality of life. Specialist physiotherapy can also alleviate distressing symptoms such as lymphedema and fatigue, which debilitates 75-95 per cent of all cancer patients.

Related links:

https://www.physiofriend.co.uk/

https://bit.ly/3lWCtiN - Chartered Institute of Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy works: cancer survivorship

https://www.activephysioworks.com/blog/2019/06/physio-benefits-cancer-patients/

FREE HOLISTIC THERAPY   

FREE YOGA  

We provide free breathing meditation and upper body movement exercises. Currently we are collaborating with the lovely Vicky Fox, a London based yoga teacher. Vicky also specialises in teaching yoga to those diagnosed with cancer.

 

It has been proven that exercises like those shown in the links below have helped to calm the mind, promote better sleeping, improve the nervous system and create a sense of peace in anxious situations. These can be done anytime, anywhere! Why not give it a go, all you need is 5 minutes for some self care.

For more videos:

www.vickyfox-yoga.com

5-minute breathing exercises
Did you know the way you breathe can change how you feel? The breath is the quickest way to affect our nervous system. When we are stressed and anxious, we are more likely to be breathing in the upper body, causing our breathing to become quite erratic, sending a message to the body signaling something is wrong.


We have all had moments of anxiety and panic but in this short video we want show you how to tell the body everything is ok, even if it is not, at that particular moment. Let Vicky demonstrate how we can use the breath as a way to calm the body and mind, soothing the nervous system and helping the body to nourish and heal itself.


Give yourself 5-minutes today to learn this breathing technique! You can use anytime, anywhere, any place, in order to help bring back balance in the body as well as calmness and control within yourself bringing you back into the present moment.

Upper body movement
Our bodies are designed to move, and even though sometimes we may not have the energy to create movement, when we do we feel much better. Even small movements energise and stimulate the body.


This is a short upper body movement sequence created to help us get a little bit of movement and get blood flowing around the body. Upper body movement helps circulation and pumps blood around the body. The body relies on muscular activity to help blood to go to the heart, moving fluid around the body while also helping boost the immune system.


When we start to feel our muscles working that’s when its tugging on our bones, helping to build bone marrow strength which we all need. Breathing deeply helps your lymphatic system, helping promote lymphatic fluid back to the heart.


Make sure you try this 10 minute upper body movement to give yourself some self-care and help to nourish ourselves and feel in control of our body.

SELF REFERRALS  

You can also self-refer to us.  All you have to do is complete this form, indicating what cancer support you require and mail back to us via info@cancereducationuk.org

 

Our team is complemented by a holistic therapy team who are specialists in providing Indian Head Massage, Reflexology and Aromatherapy treatments to

cancer patients. 

 

 

 

Benefits of complementary therapies

Some people with cancer may consider complementary therapy in addition to standard cancer treatment.  For some, it can help reduce the side effects of cancer treatment. But this needs to be discussed and agreed by your health care team before you proceed.

 

Reflexology is a non-invasive complementary health therapy that can be effective in promoting deep relaxation and well being; by reducing stress, optimising good health and building resilience.


It is a touch therapy, working different points on the feet, lower legs, and hands which correspond with different areas of the body. The reflexologist simply works those affected areas with their fingers, which helps to re balance the senses and therefore aiding relaxation and wellness.

Please note: During the current Covid-19 period, we will not be giving patient therapies because it is not regarded as safe where immune levels of cancer patients are lower. However, if the situation improves, we will communicate this back to you..  In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact us below.

Related links:

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-in-general/treatment/complementary-alternative-therapies/individual-therapies/aromatherapy

 

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancer-in-general/treatment/complementary-alternative-therapies/individual-therapies/reflexology