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What is Special Time?

One of the three therapy rooms in The Cottage - Te Rangimarie, where patients and their family/whanau can receive complementary therapy

Hospice staff and our volunteers recognise how stressful it can be when faced with a life-limiting illness - as a patient, family member/whanau, or care-giver. 

Special Time is where volunteers give their time and their skills to provide a patient and their family/whanau and/or caregivers with complementary therapies such as : massage, reflexology, reiki and other therapies.  Their input is vital to the service that we provide. 

Unconditional Touch massage is designed to relax you.  Loving Touch massage therapy is used to help alleviate stress, tension and soreness and to increase blood flow to the muscles.

Gentle massage of the reflexes in the foot or hand which helps to restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium.  Reflexology is specially recommended to alleviate tension and improve blood circulation.  The technique promotes relaxation and well-being.

Facials/Foot Treatments

Local beauty therapists offer mini facials (cleanse and facial massage) or foot treatments such as soak, scrub and massage. These all assist to restore balance and wellbeing. It's a time to relax, unwind and destress.

Holistic 'life-energy' treatments soothe tension and balance disharmony in the body.  Reiki is a Japanese word meaning Universal Life Force and can provide relaxation, energy, assist with pain, anxiety and promote release of emotion.  Reiki is received through a series of light hand placements on the person's fully clothed body.

How Can I Access Special Time?

Special Time is held every Wednesday from 9.30am to 1.45pm at our clinic at 464 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri. It is a free service available to a patient who has been referred to us, as well as to their family/whanau and/or caregiver.  While Special Time is given at no cost to you, donations are always welcomed.

Special Time is also held in Hokianga on the last Thursday of the month from 10.00am to 12.30pm for patients and their caregiver. This is at the Omapere Clinic.

Special Time massages are avaliable for the bereaved on Tuesday morning from 9.45am to 12.00pm.

Please let us know in advance that you would like an appointment by calling us on 09 407 7799.  We look forward to welcoming you.

Living Nature support Special Time by sponsoring products for use in our Special Time clinics.  Hospice Mid-Northland is very grateful to Living Nature for this generous assistance.




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Hospice mid-northland
Address - 464 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri
Postal - PO Box 141, Kerikeri 0245
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