Axminster centre offers therapies to low income groups

Axminster Health and Wellbeing Centre manager Sam Norris in the newly created garden developed thank

Axminster Health and Wellbeing Centre manager Sam Norris in the newly created garden developed thanks to Tesco Bags of Help Scheme. Picture: CHRIS CARSON - Credit: Archant

Health and Wellbeing Centre receives funding to help people with limited means

Axminster Health and Wellbeing Centre is offering to provide complementary therapies to people with limited means.

Thanks to The Big Lottery, The Norman Family Charitable Trust and Coop Community Fund concessionary therapies are now available to carers, students, people with limited means (no or low income) and people with barriers to healthcare.

Evidence such as a college registration card, benefit letter or workplace headed paper will be required.

Therapies available within this scheme are: Acupuncture, allergy testing, Bowen, counselling, craniosacral therapy, homeopathy, lymphatic drainage, massage, myofascial release, nutrition, osteopathy, reflexology, scar work, yoga, meditation, mindfulness, qigong and tripudio.

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The initial consultation is with the centre manager, Samantha Norris, and is non-clinical, covering admin and explanation of the range and choice of treatments available.

Following this the client contacts the therapist of their choice and books their first treatment.

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As part of the scheme the client will be required to complete a confidential questionnaire at the start and end of their series of treatments.

These are:

1. How much do you currently understand about complementary therapies?

2. Overall, how well are you feeling today?

3. Are you involved in any hobbies, leisure time activities or volunteering at the moment?

4. How active and involved are you in your local community?

5. Overall, how anxious are you feeling today?

6. How much physical pain are you currently experiencing?

If you or someone you know is eligible please contact the centre manager on 01297 32331 to find out more.

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