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Health / Clan Cancer Support relaunches therapy service

THE CHARITY Clan has reintroduced its complementary therapy offering to anyone affected by cancer following a two year break due to the Covid pandemic.

Centres across the north and north east of Scotland, including Lerwick, provide a range of vital therapies that cancer patients and their families can benefit from.

The range of complementary therapies available varies in each area and are tailored to individual needs after an initial consultation.

Clan has introduced several new credible therapists to provide the service, which has been put on hold since 2020.

The recently renovated therapy suites will enable cancer patients and their families to have a safe space to experience therapies aimed towards easing pain and worries. Clan recommends that people keep their GP and/or consultant advised of any therapies taken.

Kay Johnston, head of cancer support services for Clan said: “Clan is excited to welcome back complementary therapies across all our centres throughout the North-East of Scotland and Islands.

“Clan used the break in providing essential complementary therapies throughout the pandemic to reassess the range of therapies on offer.

“The main objective was to ensure that Clan’s therapy offering aligned with the therapies recognised within the NHS as complementary to conventional treatment for those with a cancer diagnosis.

“Our therapies will ensure a continuation of care in the community, for those with a cancer diagnosis undergoing treatment. Complementary therapies are designed to support and alleviate some of the physical and emotional side effects that comes with a client’s cancer journey, and they are there for anyone who is affected in any way by cancer – not just those with the diagnosis.

“Our offering includes a range of massage including oncology massage, reflexology, reiki, hypnotherapy and many more that you can find in our menu of therapies on Clan’s website.”

Clan encourages anyone recently diagnosed, going through treatment, having finished treatment or who have a loved one facing a cancer diagnosis, to get in touch to find out more about the therapy offering in their local area.

People can call 01224 647000 or email enquiries@clancancersupport.org, or visit Clan’s website.