Coffee morning to look at benefits of complementary therapy

CLAN Cancer Support
CLAN Cancer Support

The benefits of Shiatsu, a complementary therapy, to those affected by cancer will be the main focus at the next CLAN Cancer Support monthly coffee morning in Inverurie.

The leading north-east cancer support charity will welcome therapist Laura Davison to the morning which will take place at CLAN’s base at 116 North Street on Monday, October 3.

Laura will talk to attendees about some of the benefits and techniques of Shiatsu and how it can be used to aid relaxation, stress relief, anxiety and promote wellbeing for those affected by cancer.

Shiatsu is a holistic touch therapy based on the same principals as acupuncture but using hands instead of needles. It is based on an understanding of the human body as a system of energy and aims to balance the body's energy system by the use of gentle pressure on pathways called meridians.

Gemma Powell, CLAN’s area services co-ordinator, said: “One of CLAN’s main aims is to provide comfort to those affected by cancer and we’re delighted to welcome Laura along to our coffee morning in Inverurie to explain a bit more on how Shiatsu can help relax people through working on their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.

“We often get asked about Shiatsu so we are pleased to be shining the spotlight on what it is and giving people the opportunity to find out more.”

The coffee morning will begin at 10.30am with teas, coffees and home bakes being served to attendees. Information on all of CLAN’s services will also be available to those who attend.

CLAN offers a support and information service every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 4pm in Inverurie at the Roman Catholic Church Halls on the town’s North Street. It also provides access to a range of complementary therapies.

For more information on CLAN in Inverurie, please telephone 07834 465602 or email