Cancer Holistic Support Project

holistic support for people with cancer


This project offers holistic support for people with cancer

The lotus flower is the message of hope: there is beauty in everything, including cancer. It brings us closer to our higher self. The lotus grows in deep mud, deeply connected to the Earth. Through our roots or our illness, like the lotus flower, we can rise above the surface and harvest the gift that cancer or any illness brings to our lives.

Who qualifies?

People with cancer or recovering from cancer

If you are carying for someone with cancer, then you qualify to access our carers' project. We offer therapies for unpaid carers. Just contact us to book.

Exchange

by donation only

This project is by donation and your donation supports our core costs. If you cannot afford the smallest donation, please talk to us and according to your circumstances you will be able to access the therapy for free. We really would like this project to be accessible to all who are experiencing ill health, financial hardship and who feel holistic therapies can help them.

We are training 2 therapists in oncology massage and 1 therapist in oncology reflexology for this project. They will be able to start very soon after case studies. Meanwhile you can book other therapies which do not involve touch of the body but can equally give you support. Just choose from our list and call or text our centre to book.

How to book


All you need to do is choose a
therapy / therapist
and call or text us to book


phone  0131 657 5680

message  07798 568 218

Health improvements reported by people include: reduced physical pain, better mental health, increased energy, better sleep, reduced stress, higher self-esteem and feelings of empowerment. Users also reported being better able to support their children and family.

Important info

All our volunteers are qualified and PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) registered.


A session in the project is 1 hr sometimes 1 1/2 hrs. Times of sessions vary, please check with the day coordinator at the time of your booking.

As some therapies have contraindications, clients must disclose to the therapist any ailments they have, specially clients with cancer. Please talk to your therapist and give full details on the day of your session. If due to your condition it is not possible to deliver the therapy you booked for, we will do our best to offer something else instead.

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In memory of our beloved trustee Anne Henderson who lived with cancer for over twelve years. She was a great supporter of the holistic ways and supported our projects as a trustee and as a funder for years. She was also a fairtrade representative in Scotland.

We are eternally grateful for your great heart, Anne