Complementary Therapy - Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity

Complementary Therapy

Supporting wellness

Being in hospital and having treatment, or supporting a child through treatment, can be a very stressful and anxious time. Complementary therapy can play a part in supporting children and families by offering relaxation and calmness.

We provide personalised one to one and group complementary therapy sessions to support the wellness of children, young people and families, all free of charge.

A choice of massage, aromatherapy massage or aroma nasal inhaler is available, all of which can offer emotional as well as physical benefits, helping to reduce anxiety and pain, improve sleep and increase wellbeing.

Our Complementary Therapy room (in the ground floor Family Support Corridor) is a safe, peaceful space where you can relax, destress and talk about any worries.

A consultation/medical history is required prior to treatment to ensure no contraindications are present and the most beneficial treatment plan is provided.

Please note: our complementary therapy service is only available to families while accessing the hospital. This includes both if your child is admitted on a ward or accessing outpatient appointments. To book, email susan.brattesani@echcharity.org or call 0131 312 0169.

After my massage, I felt more relaxed, refreshed and ready to face the challenges ahead.

- A parent