PEOPLE are being encouraged to volunteer at Myton Hospice’s complementary therapy team.
Volunteers do not have to have any therapy qualifications and will be trained to carry out hand and foot massage as well as relaxation techniques.
Ally Gerrish is qualified in sound work and shamanic therapy and joined the complementary therapy team 18 months ago. She is also training in Reiki and says working with patients at the hospice is one of the most fulfilling things she has ever done.
She added: “I didn’t expect such a rich body of knowledge and training experiences to be available. The induction programme was highly professional and covered everything that I needed to start the role from a place of confidence.
“Working with patients at Myton is absolutely amazing. I get so much from being able to help patients to relax and switch off from their anxiety through physical and mental relaxation, they leave the room with a calmer mind and body feeling more relaxed and at ease.
“Volunteering at Myton could be one of the best things you ever do – for me it has been a really transforming experience and one of the most fulfilling things that I have ever done.”
Volunteers are needed at the hospice’s Warwick, Rugby and Coventry sites.
Visit mytonhospice.org/volunteering for more information or call 01926 492 518 to speak to a member of the complementary therapy team.