Bosom Buds of Scotland is delighted to announce that we have teamed up with local therapists to offer a range of therapies at a variety of locations throughout West Lothian. Patients who are finished adjuvant treatment but are still on follow up or currently undergoing metastatic treatment are asked to select their chosen therapist or therapists from the list below, and contact them for a free consultation and therapy. The therapists are working with us on a voluntary basis, dedicating their time and experience to benefit patients. One of our patients, Rebecca Baxter, has met with each of the therapists and after trialing a therapy, she has kindly written a testimonial which you can find located beneath each therapists contact information. Please read through all the information on this page and use the contact instructions provided to engage with the therapist(s) of your choice.
Meet Pauline Espin Meet Aly Townley
You can read about what each of our therapists offers, and get more information on how to contact them below:
Pauline Espin of Kamala Holistic Therapies is an experienced Holistic Complementary Therapist who is trained in a variety of bodywork modalities, including the massage styles of Relaxation, Swedish, Hot Stone, Warm Bamboo as well as Reflexology, Hopi Ear Candling & Reiki.
Pauline has also under-gone specialist training in Massage for People Living with Cancer through the Iris Cancer Partnership. This is a very person-centred, gentle and soothing treatment with specific considerations & adaptions to traditional massage enabling anybody who currently, or has ever been affected by cancer to experience the value & benefits of a (systemic touch) massage.
What Pauline will be offering is Massage, Reflexology, Ear Candling & Reiki.
You can contact Pauline to arrange a free consultation and treatment via email on firstname.lastname@example.org, via telephone on 07572492699 or via private message on her Facebook (click for link)
Bex had this to say about Pauline;
Thanks to Bosom Buds of Scotland, I was able to use the free therapy sessions offered by Kamala Holistic Therapies which do a range of treatments including massage and reiki.
I contacted Pauline and found it really easy to arrange a suitable appointment, she is contactable via email, text, phone and has a FaceBook site. Pauline phoned me before my treatment and gave directions to her cottage.
Pauline is trained in working with cancer patients and was very thorough going through my medical background so that she could tailor the treatment to my needs. As she was aware of the lymph system I was confident in the experience and felt safe in her hands. I decided to have a massage, Pauline let me decide on the most comfortable position and she offers both the massage bed or a chair. You can opt for a position that most suits you, and even your sleeping position can be used. Pauline made sure that if I needed any help either undressing or getting on the bed then she was more than happy to help.
Once I was comfortable and was ready, Pauline started the massage, at any point you can move or change position or stop. The massage was very light as this was my first time with Pauline and there was absolutely no soreness or feeling uncomfortable. The oils used were very calming and helped relax me into the massage. The massage last about 50 mins, and was deeply relaxing. Pauline at every stage made me feel comfortable. At the end of the massage I had about 10-15 mins of Reiki which doesn’t involve massage which is a relaxing way to finish a session. At the finish, Pauline made sure I was ok and able to move off the bed. She made sure I had a drink of water as this is important after a massage.
At all times I felt comfortable and reassured in Pauline’s treatment, she also contacted me the next day to see how I was afterwards. I have to say that I had an excellent sleep that night and could certainly feel that my shoulders and back were much more relaxed. I would highly recommend patients use this fantastic opportunity to have a holistic pampering treatment now available.
For those patients which have mobility issues just to note that to get to Pauline’s cottage you would need to drive or get a lift. It is possible to use the drive way for parking. Also there are ~6 steps to the front door so if steps are difficult this would need to be considered.
Aly Townley of Calm Centre Therapies is based in Bathgate and is trained in a variety of therapies, offering Reiki and Relaxing, Healing Hypnotherapy to patients.
Reiki is the name given to a system of natural healing (physical, mental, emotional or spiritual) which evolved in Japan from the experience and dedication of Dr Mikao Usui. It is a beautiful, relaxing treatment where the recipient is fully clothed, relaxing on a therapy bed or in a chair. The practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively in a sequence of positions which cover the whole body.
It is a gentle but powerful ‘hands – on’ technique, which restores the natural balance in the body. It provides deep relaxation thus evoking a sense of peace and well-being. It can be given in conjunction with any other treatment.
‘As running water smoothes the jagged edges of a rock until it is small enough to roll away, Reiki flows to the areas of need, soothing pain and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Reiki restores balance in one’s life.’
Relaxing, Healing Hypnotherapy
Deep relaxation is a deliberate decision to put the body into a complete and all-encompassing state of relaxation, and allowing the mind to follow the physical body into a gentle and peaceful, calm state. A deep relaxation hypnotherapy session is a very simple affair. Aly & you will have a chat and decide if there are specific areas to target such as aiding sleep, managing pain, releasing stress and anxiety, increasing energy levels. Aly will invite you to sit or lie, and then lead you through a guided relaxation, which is a step-by-step process of relaxing each part of the body in turn and then leading your thoughts and mind away from the troubles of the ordinary week into a place of peace and tranquillity; a place where your unconscious mind can bring forward the tools and resources you already have within you to release those thoughts, feelings, emotions that no longer serve.
As well as Reiki and Hypnotherapy, Aly offers an angel card reading if desired. This can be during the session or emailed to you.
You can contact Aly to arrange a free consultation and treatment via email on email@example.com, via telephone or text message on 07867520442, or via private message on her Facebook (click for link)
Bex had this to say about Aly;
Thanks to Bosom Buds of Scotland, I was able to have free therapy sessions offered by Calm Centre Therapies who offer a range of treatments including hypnotherapy and reiki.
I contacted Aly and found it really easy to arrange a suitable appointment, she is contactable via email, text, phone and has a FaceBook site. Aly contacted me before my treatment and gave directions to her house.
Aly was very welcoming and friendly and instantly put me at ease. Aly has a passion for the work that she does and this definitely shines through. I went through my medical history and she was very understanding. Aly has a nice room set up with a sofa and a massage bed. I decided to have reiki to begin with this involves lying on the bed whilst fully dressed and relaxing. At every point I was made to feel comfortable and relaxed. The reiki I found profoundly relaxing – at points I actually fell asleep. I usually feel cold but after my session I was so warm and felt full of energy. After the reiki Aly made sure I was ok and was keen to know how I felt about the treatment.
I also decided to have hypnotherapy with Aly, this took the form of a guided visualisation. I was made to feel comfortable in a seated position. Aly then took me through a beautiful visualisation, in which I felt intensely calmness and a great sense of release.
After both the treatments Aly spoke to me about how I felt and gave me advice on what to do to gain maximum benefit, which included drinking plenty of water and bathing, ideally with Epsom salts.
Aly contacted me the next day to see how I was and how I’d slept. After the treatment I felt incredibly full of energy and was warm for the rest of the day and night.
I would definitely recommend that people take this great opportunity to receive some wonderful relaxing treatments from Aly, and I will certainly be going back for more.
For those patients who have mobility issues, the treatment room is on the ground floor and is easily accessible. There is parking available and it is easy to reach by car. The massage bed can be altered and Aly should be contacted if this is an issue.