Project Description

of clients feel their physical wellbeing improved after therapy sessions
of clients find therapies useful to reduce the side effects of chemo

Complementary therapies

“Complementary therapies are used alongside, or in addition to, conventional medical treatments. They do not claim to treat or cure cancer. People use complementary therapies to boost their physical or emotional health. Or to relieve symptoms or side effects of conventional treatments.”(Macmillan Cancer Support)

The Mulberry Centre offers a wide range of complementary therapies, after assessment we may offer clients a number of one-to-one therapy sessions.

All therapies are carried out by qualified and experienced practitioners who adhere to their professional code of conduct and are registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).  Our amazing team of therapists are all volunteers and give their time free of charge.

Following COVID-19 guidelines for health and social care settings, we are offering limited face to face sessions as well as some Complementary Therapies over the phone and 

online.  Our therapist are also able to provide personalised aromatherapy inhalers by post. 

Please call 020 8321 6300 or email:

Meet our Volunteer Therapist

Complementary therapies at the Centre are practised to induce relaxation and the compassionate and reassuring use of touch is central to this, as is the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the client and the practitioner.

“It helped enormously & I am hugely grateful for this extra means of support in a difficult time…”

client affected by cancer

“The aromastick you sent me, really help with the nausea…”

remote therapy client

” I do appreciate this complementary therapy as I have been blessed physically & emotionally…”


“Calming & improving slowly my well being…”


“Helped me relax/switch off something I was unable to do before…”

client affected by cancer

“I have had pins & needles on my feet & legs this was a big issue for me however treatment seemed to have eliminated the discomfort…”

client affected by cancer

“The aches that I was feeling in my shoulders has greatly reduced & emotionally I feel much better…”


“I was stressed out & ill & that teatment helped me reconnect & centre myself…”


“I absolutely loved my therapy & it gave me something to look forward to…”


Our complementary therapies include


Massage is both mentally and physically relaxing helping to reduce stress and tension to promote deeper sleep and to ease aches and pains. Massage takes many different forms and can range from a full body massage, neck, back and shoulder, hand or face massage.


Reflexology is based on the principle that the whole body is reflected in miniature on the feet and hands. Using a specific pressure technique on the feet and hands it can bring about a sense of wellbeing and feeling of relaxation. It can be a useful adjunct in the treatment of many health problems.


Aromatherapy uses pre blended or individually selected essential oils. These oils are extracted from flowers, plants, herbs, fruits and seeds each with their own therapeutic properties.  Oils can be used to massage and we can provide individual inhalers (aroma sticks) to take home with you.


Reiki is a gentle treatment that is suitable for all as there are no contraindications. The practitioner gently places their hands on or near the body and can work on the whole body or on specific body parts. It allows the body to rebalance which in turn may ease symptoms physically, mentally and emotionally.


Shiatsu is acupressure massage which treats the body and mind. Unlike with conventional massage, you remain fully clothed throughout the treatment which uses gentle stretching and pressure techniques along the body’s meridians and acupuncture points.