Spread over Kent there are 120 professional therapists ready to provide holistic treatment to those suffering from life-threatening illnesses, for free. They work together through The Harmony Therapy Trust offering treatment to those with cancers, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s, MS, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Founded in Sheppey the trust has already helped more than 2,000 and is now assisting 75 patients a month. But, says Fazlin Blakemore, the trust would like Kent people to know more about its work and availability. She and control practitioner Deborah Mulvany gave details of the trust’s activities to members of Dover Rotary Club on Thursday, April 25th 2019.
Deborah explained, “We receive no NHS or government financial support so we raise funds by events, donations and seeking grants. Clients can receive therapy free of charge at various centres or a therapist can visit the patient at their home. The cost to the charity is around £100 per patient.” Patients are referred by GPs, practice nurses, oncologists or hospital specialists.
Therapies offered include reflexology, Indian head massage, body massage, aromatherapy, stress management and relaxation sessions. Hypnotherapy, wig care and hair and scalp stimulation are also offered.
“We would like more people to know what we can offer,” says Fazlin while Deborah says the aspiration is to widen the charity further than just Kent, maybe throughout the country.