The Hertfordshire support centre opened in 2009 and is based at the Rivers Hospital in Sawbridgeworth. The centre provides the full complement of services of aromatherapy, reflexology and counselling, with MLD (manual lymphatic drainage) available for lymphoedema patients at a private home clinic in Bishop’s Stortford. There is also a support group which meets every 4 – 6 weeks.
How we can help
- Manual Lymph Drainage to help with lymphoedema
- Bach Flower Remedies
For patients and carers:
“The Sawbridgeworth Support Centre is a godsend as I can’t get these treatments anywhere else.”
“The staff are helpful, caring and work with me as an individual – I don’t know what I would do without you.”
“The Centre has been a very important part of my life as I recover from my treatment. The group sessions have been very enjoyable and I have made some good friends.”
Mondays: 1.30pm – 5.30pm – Counselling
Mondays (fortnightly): 10.00am – 1.00pm – Reflexology and Aromatherapy
Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 9.30am – 4.00pm Aromatherapy & Reflexology
Thursdays: 9.00am – 3.30pm – Reflexology
Fridays: 9.30am – 5.00pm – Counselling
Saturdays (fortnightly): 9.00am – 1.00pm – Reflexology
Making an appointment
If you would like to talk to someone about making an appointment, please call the centre co-ordinator Heather Bird on 01279 602667. You can also telephone for further appointments, or you can book in person when you are at the centre. We will do our best to arrange an appointment that is convenient for you.
Each session lasts for 50 minutes so please try to arrive on time, otherwise your session will be shorter. If you are unable to keep an appointment, or if you are unwell in the days preceding your appointment, or if other circumstances prevent you from attending we would ask that you give us at least 24 hours notice. This will enable us to offer the opportunity to another client who would benefit from it.
We understand there may be times when you don’t feel well enough to attend the centre and appreciate this may not become apparent until the day of your appointment. Of course we understand too if you suddenly receive a medical appointment that overlaps with your treatment here.
Please do not attend if you have an infection of any sort. This includes coughs, colds, sore throat and gastric upsets. We have to be mindful that many of our clients have impaired immunity due to chemotherapy and we want to ensure, as far as is possible, that they are not put at risk by coming into contact with infection. Please wait until you have been symptom free for at least 48 hours before attending the centre.
In order to maintain the peaceful and tranquil atmosphere of the centre we ask that you turn off your mobile phone, or set it to ‘silent’ while you are here.