With the compliments of a grateful couple
Husband and wife donate massage chair to hospital’s therapy team
provide something very different but equally as important in supporting my wellbeing – complementary therapy.
“I used to feel very uptight and jittery and couldn’t sleep or relax leading up to and after a session of chemotherapy.
“Now when I need to come in for treatment, knowing I am also going to see Wendy or one of her colleagues makes all the difference, and receiving reiki while having my chemotherapy has relieved all of these symptoms.
“It really is very powerful and effective.”
The complementary therapy for adult patients with cancer has been available on the Eden ward for the past three years.
Ms Dines said: “I can’t thank Allan and Paulette enough for this super massage chair.
“It will be an invaluable asset to the service and of great benefit to many of our patients.
“We provide a range of complementary therapies including aromatherapy, reflexology, massage and reiki, which is what Allan finds so beneficial.
“After receiving therapy, patients often comment that many of the side effects they experience with cancer and its treatment, such as anxiety, fatigue and pain are relieved.
“Allan is one of a kind. As well as fundraising for us, he has fundraised and donated to a number of other charities, which is an indication of his determination to help others where he can and his positive attitude to live every day the best he can.
“We can’t thank him and his wife Paulette enough.”
Allan and Paulette Mansi have donated a massage chair to Wexham Park Hospital