Whilst we can’t cure MS, we do work our hardest to provide ways to help our service users and to limit the impact the condition has on their lives.
As the name suggests, our complementary therapies complement the use of conventional medicine to help relieve stress and help improve the wellbeing of our users.
We work with a great team of highly qualified therapists to offer a wide range of treatments to help ease the effects of the symptoms of MS. Scroll down to see what we can offer you.
Some of the therapies we offer - such as Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates - take place in groups, offering great opportunities to socialise and enjoy the therapy with other people.
It's not just massages that we have available - we also run more practical therapy sessions, such as art classes for our service users and Mindfulness sessions for carers
Unlike a Swedish massage, which is designed to aid relaxation, a sports massage can help to energise a person, and improve the range of motion and muscle flexibility.
It can also increase the supply of nutrients and oxygen through improved circulation, as well as help ease tension, remove knots and help in recovering from injuries.
Also known as a ‘classic massage’, this therapy promotes relaxation and blood flow using techniques such as rubbing, kneading, stroking and gliding.
For people affected by MS, massage can be used for the relief of pain and musculoskeletal symptoms and can have great relaxing effects on participants.
Reflexology works on the feet to help heal the whole person and not just the dominant symptoms.
It is thought that reflexology can help restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium by encouraging the body to work naturally, to restore its own healthy balance. Many people use reflexology as a way of relaxing the mind and body and counteracting stress.
MSRRF supports a Conductive Education (CE) service for people with MS. This is a unified rehabilitation system for people with neurological disorders, such as MS, and combines education, psychology and medical science and considers all aspects of the person simultaneously.More Information
Pilates is a system of physical and mental conditioning that can enhance your bodily strength, flexibility, and co-ordination as well as reduce stress and improve mental focus.
Pilates allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginning to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises.
Yoga helps you to improve and focus the alignment of your body. It can also develop the co-ordination of your breathing and movement as well as teaching you how to hold your posture and flow from one posture to another.
Yoga can be practiced while standing, lying down, seated or in a wheelchair, making this an ideal form of relaxation and exercise for people with MS.
Crystal healers claim that every living organism has a ‘vibrational energy system,’ which includes chakras, subtle bodies and meridians. By using the appropriate crystals, one can ‘tune’ an energy system or rebalance energies, thus improving wellbeing.
Designed to ease headaches and stress, this kind of head massage focuses on the face and scalp but can sometimes continue down the neck, shoulders and upper arms. It has been claimed that an Indian head massage can help many conditions.
Reiki is a method of natural healing which involves channelling the energy through the hands of the practitioner to the receiver to promote physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing by redirecting the flow of energy, producing inner harmony and relieving stress and depression.