Holistic services

A holistic approach to care is to provide support for the whole person – body, mind and spiritual well-being.

Holistic Therapy uses a wide range of approaches, including the use of natural products, meditation, massage, aromatherapy, or other forms of complementary treatment.

Offering the services of Holistic Therapy is a crucial element of this holistic approach. Here at Countryview we offer all residents complementary treatments personalised to their individual needs.

Jane Smith, is a qualified Holistic Therapist with over 20 years of experience. Jane is a member of the Council of Holistic Therapists & the Professional Association of Clinical Therapists. Her calm, friendly and professional approach ensures that residents can benefit from their chosen treatments which help lift spirirts, reduce anxiety and give an overall sense of well-being. Treatments are offered in the privacy of their own room or in our peaceful Blue Room setting.

Here is the range of holistic care, therapies, massage & meditation we offer along with their benefits:

Verbal and non-verbal interaction

Being able to make the individual feel that their thoughts and emotions are being heard and acknowledged is important for wellbeing.

  • Improve quality of life
  • Enhance the feelings of well-being

Comforting contact

One to one contact is important throughout our lives.

  • Improve sleep
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Help with Mobility


General nail care with hand and lower arm massage using hypoallergenic products.

  • Enhances feeling of self pride
  • Time spent on a one to one basis

Targeted massage

Focussing on specific areas (depending on individual need) such as back, neck, shoulder, hand, arm, foot and lower leg.

  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Improve circulation
  • Increase joint mobility and flexibility
  • Stimulation of lymphatic system

Guided meditation

With this form of meditation in our mind we can travel to another place, even another time. We are not defined by the current situation.

  • Will help with high blood pressure
  • Help with negative thoughts and emotions
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Reduces stress

Colour therapy

Even when the individual can no longer hold a pencil, the Therapist encourages them to partake in the joint effort to make choices of picture and colours to be used.

  • Helps with overall focus
  • Encourages creativity
  • Helps ease depression and anxiety


Reiki is Holistic. It works on the body, mind and spirt by stimulating a persons own natural healing abilities.

  • Enhances relaxation
  • Helping the body to help itself
  • Lowers blood pressure

Indian head massage

This is a technique of manipulating soft tissues in the shoulders and scalp. This form of massage has been used in India for over 2000 years.

  • Helps to relieve insomnia and fatigue
  • Helps prevent neck based migraine
  • Feel good factor
  • Relaxing

Residents at Countryview receive complimentary holistic services depending on their individual care needs.

Residents and/or their family members are also able to request additional services to those provided by the home on a private basis.

Thank you

" Thank you so much for all the love you showed Mum. You all managed to make the last few months of her life very happy and fun. "

Sean Stokes, Sarah Bailey, James Stokes and family