TOUCH THERAPIES

Massage

Massage is an ancient technique that involves manipulating muscles and rubbing or stroking soft tissues of the body. Massage is considered a type of complementary therapy.

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Reflexology

Bloomhill offers both general reflexology for relaxation and wellbeing, as well as reflexology and foot care for people experiencing chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy.

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice which dates back thousands of years. Thin solid needles are inserted into specific points on the body to improve health and treat illness.

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MIND & BODY THERAPIES

Meditation

Meditation is a mind-body process that uses concentration or reflection to relax the body and calm the mind. It has been defined as the intentional self-regulation of attention, a mental focus on a particular aspect of one’s inner or outer experience.

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Creative Arts Therapy

Creative Arts Therapy is not about being an artist - no skills in the arts are required. Children draw or write stories naturally, allowing their imagination to do the work. Adults can too.

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Arts and Crafts

Crafting is a haven to let your imagination run wild. There is no such thing as right or wrong. With crafts, making the item, not the end result, is paramount. At the end of the crafts experience, everyone comes away with their masterpieces.

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Sound Therapies

Whether we like to sing along to a snappy tune or listen to a Mozart sonata, we all recognize the power music has to energize or calm us, pull us into the present, or sweeten a sour mood.

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Yoga

Yoga therapy has the potential to improve a range of factors which affect quality of life, including depression and anxiety, social and emotional wellbeing, stress and distress, and physical function.

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Soul Space

Spirituality is a key dimension of wellness. It is a way to find meaning and purpose in your life. It is not the same as religion, but is more about seeking understanding in the sense of the ‘bigger picture’.

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SERVICES

Transport Assistance

Our Volunteer Transport Assistance service provides transport for Bloomhill clients to medical appointments or to the Bloomhill Centre.

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Psychology

People affected by cancer face emotional and psychological demands in addition to the physical effects of the disease and treatment. Challenges include existential fears following diagnosis with a life-threatening disease, treatment decision dilemmas, pain, discomfort and functional impairment associated with the disease and its treatment, and body image changes associated with cancer treatment.

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Nutrition Network

Diet and nutrition is an important component of managing the experience of cancer.

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Children's Days

Cancer creates uncertainty and change in the lives of everyone it touches, which includes children. Whether a child has cancer or is coping with the diagnosis of a parent or sibling, addressing the emotional needs of children during this time is important.

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Bloomhill Buddies

Buddies are Bloomhill trained, compassionate and caring volunteers who provide companionship to a client or carer for about an hour per week.

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Shopping

Assistance with shopping is available. If required please see your Client Care RN.

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Counselling

Bloomhill offers the services of a qualified cancer counsellor, who also is a registered radiation therapist. This mix of knowledge and skills supports the provision of a high quality cancer counselling service, with an excellent understanding of cancer treatment impacts, both short and long term. The Bloomhill Counsellor is also skilled at supporting clients with grief and bereavement through a range of individual and group activity.

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Lymphoedema Service

Bloomhill offers a lymphoedema service which provides clinical assessment, client education, maintenance therapy and support.

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Support Groups

Bloomhill support groups are available for people living with and beyond cancer.

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Carer Support

A carer can be a wife, husband, parent, daughter, son, relative or friend who is able to provide the care, support and responsibility of the care needs for someone who is facing a life threatening illness or is dying.

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Exercise Classes

Participating in exercise has been associated with benefits during and following treatment for cancer, including improvements in psychosocial and physical outcomes, as well as better compliance with treatment regimens, reduced impact of disease symptoms and treatment-related side-effects, and survival benefits for particular cancers.

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Men's Group

A group exclusively for men which focuses on good health and living well with cancer.

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Child Minding whilst at Bloomhill

Child-minding can be arranged for clients with young children while coming to Bloomhill for appointments.

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