UCH are looking for experienced therapists who are able to deliver massage/reflexology/aromatherapy sessions to make a difference to their patients.
Complementary therapies can make a significant difference to the wellbeing of patients and their carers. They can provide a way to interact with patients, help reduce stress and anxiety, enable people to cope better with illness and pain control and relieve some of the symptoms or side effects of their treatments.
Volunteers can deliver sessions either to patients who have specifically requested a session or proactively offer their services on the wards. The service is available to patients and their carers. Therapists may either be based in specific areas/wards where they would have a specific line manager,or managed directly by the Volunteer Services Lead. Volunteers must be professionally qualified in the UK and have significant experience of delivering sessions in a healthcare setting.
a. To have studied and qualified in aromatherapy, massage, reflexology or reiki at a recognised UK college/school (ITEC equivalent) and have been practicing your therapies for at least 2 years. Registration with CNHC is desirable.
b. Experience of delivering therapies in a health care setting and a clear understanding of what this entails.
*NB NHNN also offer Reiki to patients, but as demand can be fairly low so they also ask that volunteers are qualified in Massage.