Indian head massage, and other alternative therapies are being offered to people going through recovery by a leading Dundee drugs charity.
Recovery Dundee claims that alternative therapies have already been proven to help people recovering from drug addiction, mental health issues and other stressful situations and conditions.
The charity’s Sharon Brand and fellow worker Steph Robertson both recently qualified as Indian head massage therapists.
Sharon said: “Steph and I are now both able to offer this therapy to help people who are in recovery.
“It proved beneficial for me when I was going through recovery and I’m keen to offer it to others.
“It has been proven that therapies of this type can play a big part in relieving stress and anxiety for people who are recovering.
“Our work has always focused on a personal approach to supporting those who are seeking a positive path to recovery and staying on it.
“This is the first step to a much bigger picture and it’s also very exciting.
“A combination of our connection to the community and approach to recovery helps to give the best chance of maintaining and sustaining it – practically, emotionally, physically and spiritually.”
Sharon said that while they were starting with Indian head massage, she hoped they would also be in a position to offer other therapies – such as reiki – in the future.
Steph added: “I, too, have benefited from this type of therapy while in recovery from mental health issues.
“We want to offer this service to anyone who thinks they could benefit from it.”