Coping with the rush of feelings that the death of a loved one brings may feel impossible to express. It may be helpful to consider complementary therapies to find a different way to work through your grief.
2 Wish Upon A Star offers bereaved families the option to access complementary therapy solely or combined with talking counselling.
Some of the benefits of complementary therapies:
Aromatherapy is very popular of stress relief. The calming, soothing, balancing and anxiety-reducing benefits of essential oils makes aromatherapy very effective for treating stress, anxiety and insomnia.
Aromatherapy treatments can be incorporated into a massage treatment, message is another stress-relieving technique that commonly involves essential oils, incorporating touch and the physical manipulation of joints and muscles to relieve tension and stress. Massage allows the therapeutic effects of the essential oils to be absorbed into the body as well as through the nasal passage to support the calming of the mind.
Reflexology is a holistic therapy based on the discovery that there are points on the hands and feet that correspond with the bodies organs, structures and systems. Each corresponding point within the hand or foot is defined as the ‘reflex’.
The theory is that reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally. Usually, after a treatment tension is reduced and relaxation promoted. It has also been found that sleep patterns improve along with an enhanced mood and state of well-being. One of the most common uses for this type of therapy is to help treat stress and anxiety.