Caring for People
Living with Cancer
Dóchas Offaly Cancer Support Group
Our aim is to provide the highest quality holistic cancer support services to people throughout the Midlands whose lives have been affected by cancer. These treatments will nurture your physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well-being. They are now regarded as part of standard support for patients with cancer. So whether it is massage or music, a chat or counselling, drop in and find out what suits you.
We offer a wide variety of Complementary Therapies
Reflexology is a holistic therapy, in that it treats the whole body and not the symptoms of the illness, therefore most people benefit regardless of age or sex. Illness, stress, injury or disease can cause the body to go out of balance and Reflexology helps to restore this balance in a gentle way.
Massage can help reduce both anxiety and symptoms for cancer patients. The focus of massage therapy is to restore health to the body. Massages for cancer patients are customised because understanding the clients individual progress, treatments, side effects and pain helps massage therapists determine appropriate areas to massage.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) brings together mindfulness meditation and yoga. MBSR practice is ideal for cultivating greater awareness of the unity of mind and body, as well as of the ways the unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can undermine emotional, physical, and spiritual health.
Involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific points on the body in order to rebalance energy. There are no side effects with Acupuncture and it is very helpful in treating pain, boosting low energy levels and emotional health and strengthening the immune system. Research has found that Acupuncture is beneficial in dealing with nausea
Dóchas is a safe place for cancer patients, their carers and their families, designed to support you and your loved ones as you deal with the presence of cancer in your life.
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For over 10 years, we’ve helped many people throughout the Midlands and beyond. We want to help you and your family come to terms with your illness at your own pace. Dóchas believes people can regain some of the control back in their life during this extremely difficult and draining time. Our service is 100% confidential and client care remains our focus.
Our services complement primary medical care, and there are lots of opportunities to meet other people going about their daily lives while undertaking this huge challenge. So, whether you’ve been recently diagnosed, or cancer is affecting your family’s life on a daily basis, call in to us for a chat and a cuppa. Genuine support is closer than you think.