MASSAGES OFFERED FOR HEALTH WORKERS

PUBLISHED: 13:31 03 February 2006 | UPDATED: 09:32 06 May 2010

NORTH Devon NHS staff members are to benefit from free holistic therapy sessions during their breaks. Staff at the District Hospital will sample 15-minute complementary therapy sessions, provided by 13 therapists who are offering their expertise for free.

NORTH Devon NHS staff members are to benefit from free holistic therapy sessions during their breaks.

Staff at the District Hospital will sample 15-minute complementary therapy sessions, provided by 13 therapists who are offering their expertise for free.

Indian head massage and reflexology will be among the therapies on offer.

Hand and foot massages, stone therapy, aromatherapy and shiatsu will also be available.

The event follows positive feedback from staff who took advantage of similar sessions at an Improving Working Lives Staff Celebration Day.

Terrena Howse, Improving Working Lives coordinator, said: "These therapies are all complementary and work alongside conventional treatment not instead of.

"We are very grateful to the therapists for giving their services free for the day, it demonstrates their secure belief in the benefit of holistic therapies.

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