Therapies and Acupuncture

Therapies are heavily subsidised and open to all clients and their carers.


Acupuncture, a form of traditional Chinese medicine, is based on a theory of body functioning that involves the flow of energy throughout the body. According to the theories of Chinese medicine, disease results from an imbalance or disruption in this flow of energy.

Acupuncture may provide relief for some MS-related symptoms, including pain, spasticity, numbness and tingling, bladder problems, and depression.


Aromatherapy is a massage therapy with essential oils (highly concentrated plant oils). Inhaling essential oils through the nose is thought to promote beneficial changes in the mind and body by affecting a region of the brain known to influence the nervous system. Essential oils are also believed to be absorbed through the skin.

Since aromatherapy massage is a bit like Swedish massage but with scent added, people often get it for muscle- and joint-related conditions or for physical or mental stress.


Reflexology has been investigated in a variety of studies to see whether it can help with MS symptoms. In one study there were significant improvements in the mean scores of paraesthesia (abnormal sensations such as pins and needles), bladder symptoms, muscle strength and spasticity.

We also have some therapies which are 'donation' based.


Like many traditional eastern therapies, Reiki works on the premise that 'life force energy' flows through all of us. If this energy becomes unbalanced, low or stuck, it is believed that we are more likely to become stressed and unwell.

Reiki promotes relaxation and well-being. Its aim is to help reduce stress and stimulate the body's natural healing abilities.


If you've ever had the experience of being so completely caught up in a story, a movie or a daydream that you've temporarily unaware forgotten your surroundings then hypnosis can work for you.

Hypnotherapy is used to change behaviour that we would normally have difficulty in altering through conventional methods or by sheer will-power. Stopping smoking (or stopping using any kind of drug), losing weight, overcoming phobias, stress relief and pain relief seem to be the most popular uses for hypnotherapy, though any type of desired behavioural change generally responds well to hypnotism and hypnotherapy.

Booking and Prices

Hypnotherapy and Reiki are booked through reception. All other therapies are booked through the practitioner and cost £25 for an hour (half-hour sessions are available). Please call the Centre for therapist contact details.

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Give us a call on 0131 554 5384. We can book you in for Reiki and Hypnotherapy or put you in touch with our therapists directly.

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