Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre
Our Therapy Sessions
Here is an update on our high quality, professional and relaxing therapies at the Carers Centre.
Carers feedback – Reiki – “Really enjoyable and relaxing” Massage – “Really wonderful treatment and fantastic value. Such a lovely thing to look forward to, Thank you” and “This is a wonderful therapy for a person to experience, not only a massage but someone who cares for the carer as well”
Reflexology – “Excellent treatment highly recommended” . Footcare – “Excellent Treatment”
The Centre has purpose built relaxation therapy rooms and offers Carers of all ages regular therapy sessions to give them time out from their caring role.
Why Have A Therapy?
Unfortunately, for many people today, stress seems to be a fact of life, especially for those caring for someone else. The Carers Centre offers a range of Holistic Therapy Treatments to help relieve stress related symptoms, including tension and muscular aches and pains, leaving you feeling revitalised and back on an even keel.
What To Expect
All Therapy treatments are performed by qualified therapists and are available from £10 to anyone registered with the Carers Centre and from £20 for non Carers.
The treatment you have will depend upon what you and the therapist agree is most suitable. All our Therapies services are held at the Carers Centre in a private consultation room and generally last 1 hour.
Many people are quite anxious before their first therapy, but our qualified therapists will put you at ease.
Massage is a wonderfully relaxing experience which can be an effective treatment for a range of physical problems, whilst also producing a feeling of well being and renewed vitality.
Aromatherapy /Swedish Body Massage
Using a pure essential oil blend applied to the upper body (arms, neck, shoulders, face & head). This treatment concludes with a relaxing and soothing back massage.
Hot/Cold Stone / Sports Injury Massage
This relaxing massage is enhanced by the use of hot/cold stone, and offers a deeper therapeutic massage
Other treatments include Reflexology A reflexology treatment aims to re-balance and unblock energy pathways, which run through the body. Each part of the foot corresponds to a part of the body; it’s manipulated in a way that will help fulfill the aim of the treatment. A gentle foot massages using skin softening moisturisers/masks and pure essential oils are also used in this very relaxing treatment. It should be stressed that reflexology is not a medical treatment, and that reflexologists do not diagnose illness, nor do they practice medicine.
Is available in the Carers Centre on a Monday, by appointment only.
The cost is £15 for registered Carers and £20 for non Carers
Under special circumstances and by special request home visits are also available at a day / time to suit you.
Is Japanese for ‘universal life energy, and is also a word used to describe a system of natural healing, This tradition was founded by Mikao Usui in the early 20th century and evolved as a result of his research, experience and dedication. There are many variations of Reiki, but in essence Reiki treatments can help the body emotionally or spiritually. It is a tradition that is open to any belief system. Reiki treatment is a process that anyone can enjoy in the normal course of their life. Reiki can be used alongside other conventional or complementary treatment and often helps to provide emotional support during recovery.
What Else Do I Need To Know?
On your first appointment the therapist will ask you a few questions about your medical history to ensure you are suitable for different types of therapies.
In some cases you may need to avoid therapies or get your doctors consent before booking. You should not have therapy treatments if:
- You have a contagious/infectious skin condition (like impetigo)
- You are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (at least 12 hours before and after the treatment)
- You have a fever and/or flu
- You are extremely weak
- You are undergoing current cancer treatment
Some conditions may require medical approval, and if you suffer from any of the following conditions, you may need to speak to your doctor first: Cancer, Diabetes, Kidney Infections Epilepsy, Psychotic conditions
There are some other conditions that may limit the types of therapies, but our Therapists will advise you on this.
How to Book an Appointment
Call in at the centre or telephone us on 01942 705959 and we will make an appointment at a time convenient to you.