Complementary Therapies

As part of our monthly meetings we offer free complementary therapies. Our therapists offer professional treatments to encourage and promote an experience of relaxation and wellbeing. They can help relieve symptoms and side effects of treatment and the emotional effects of having cancer.

You will be asked to complete a simple registration form and sign to give consent. We recommend that you talk to your doctor/oncologist about having complimentary therapies.

Complementary Therapies on Offer

There are many reasons why people choose to use complementary therapies. Some people find they help them cope with the stresses of cancer and its treatments. Many therapies are relaxing and may lift your spirits when you are not feeling your best. Hollyhocks offer a range of relaxing treatments which can reduce anxiety and stress. These soothing treatments can allow the body to feel touch as positive, comforting and reassuring. Examples of treatment:

  • Reiki
  • Massage & Aromatherapy
  • Neuromuscular Transmission
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Art Therapy

For more information about our therapies, please download the treatment menu here. Please note that our treatments are subject to availability and may change from time to time.

Words from our Therapists


Our founder, Ros Rodway, dreamt of starting a Cancer Support Group in Stamford, which I was happy to join. Our committee of Kirsty, Kay and Ros’ daughter Kate have been working hard to fulfil her dream. The monthly meetings have become a safe environment for our clients and carers to relax and make new friends over a cup of tea/ coffee with cakes and biscuits, with an added plus of a treatment with one of the therapists. Hollyhocks is here to stay.


Having volunteered as an Holistic Therapist for a number of years at a different cancer support group before moving to Ketton, I felt I wanted to be part of one again but local. After meeting Kirsty, it felt right to accept her kind offer of joining the team, again as an Holistic Therapist. I enjoy supporting people in this way as each person gets a unique treatment to benefit their health, both physically and emotionally within the same treatment of Neuro Muscular Transmission (NMT) or Reiki.