Allied Health Therapies provide a dimension to palliative care that supports and complements existing treatments. Having the power to touch the inner self, these therapies help the client towards a natural state of physical, emotional and spiritual balance.
Eastern Palliative Care works on an inter-disciplinary model of care with all disciplines and programs coming together in a team approach. The Allied Health Therapies program is a core component of our service.

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is a proven and dynamic therapy. Practitioners may use many styles and techniques to benefit the client.

Some of the massage techniques being used in palliative care to release aches, pains and discomfort in the body and limbs and for stress release are
  • Therapeutic massage – for better blood circulation and back, neck and shoulder problems
  • Lymphoedema massage – to minimise fluid retention in arms, legs, feet or ankles
  • Shiatsu massage – pressure point massage to relieve stress and discomfort in the whole body
  • Reflexology – stimulating various pressure points associated with different body organs
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Providing specialized care

With our in-home care services, we provide a customized regimen of care that focuses on individual needs and personal environments. Some of these special care conditions include:

How can Music Therapy assist?
  • Reduce physical discomfort (eg pain, breathlessness, insomnia)
  • Reduce feelings of loneliness
  • Opportunities for special times shared with loved ones
  • Memory reflection
  • Promote coping strategies to help you remain at home
  • Dealing with loss and grief issues
  • Provide an alternative way of communicating
  • Creating a legacy
  • Relaxation
  • Enjoyment and fun
What might a music therapy session look like?
  • Use of live music and/or recorded music
  • Song choice
  • Song writing
  • Music and imagery/relaxation
  • Active music making
  • Musical life review