Julie, Complementary Therapy Team Leader

“I’ve worked at Rowcroft for over 20 years now and I love my job!”

Julie Milton is Rowcroft’s Complementary Therapy Team Leader. She and her team provide a range of complementary therapies to patients living with life-limiting illness and their families. As with all of Rowcroft’s services, these therapies are offered for free, with many of the sessions delivered by trained and qualified volunteers. Therapies are provided to patients in their own homes across South Devon, as well as in Rowcroft’s Outpatient Centre and Inpatient Unit in Torquay.

“I’ve worked at Rowcroft for over 20 years now and I love my job,” says Julie. “It’s a really friendly place to work and we all support and look out for each other. The pace of recent change is unprecedented but our essential role in offering our therapies is needed now more than ever, as we strive to help make every day the best day possible for our patients and families.

“Our professional team of specialist palliative care complementary therapists support people with a variety of diagnoses, for example heart failure or cystic fibrosis. The treatments we provide can make a huge difference to our patients’ quality of life. We also offer our therapies to caregivers and loved ones too. Our gentle treatments can help release stress and tension, support relaxation and enhance a feeling of wellbeing.

“With so much going on in the world it can be easy to forget the positive impact we have on our patients and their families every single day. I am struck by how much we need touch, and how powerful an experience it can be. I am often amazed at the transformation I see in my patients after massage, and I’m proud of the positive contribution we make to our community.”

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