Complementary Therapies

  The Service

Families Moving On offer complementary therapies to its members. Members can avail of 6 sessions of treatments, either massage or reflexology. Mary Winters is the trained and qualified therapist who is available to suit the needs of members. All treatments take place in the therapy room located upstairs at the Families Moving On premises, Dublin Road Omagh. Service users are required to complete pre and post therapy questionnaires in order for FMO to assess the extent to which the treatment has assisted them over the 6 week course. It is advised that service users carry out their 6 sessions consecutively over a 6 week period (1 session per week) to ensure they receive the full benefit from the treatment. Service users are advised to bring their own towel and treatments are free. Donations are welcome to this service. Service users are also reminded that there is a 24 hour cancellation policy. Only in exceptional circumstances will they be able to redeem the treatment session.

About Complementary Therapies

Complementary Therapies such as Massage, Reflexology and Aromatherapy are holistic in that they treat the individual on all levels of being - mind - body - spirit. When a treatment is given alongside receiving conventional medicine it is called complementary as it works in conjunction with the former. The provision of complementary therapies enables members to become more relaxed and alleviate pain from their body and mind. Feedback from this service has been positive were a number of members have stated;


"I am sleeping better at night as a result of feeling more relaxed. I can organise myself better when I get up in the morning and feel well rested in comparison to before I started treatments"

"I enjoy my treatment very much, even my family have commented on my change of mood"

"It has helped my shoulder which I have awful bother with, especially in the cold"

"The therapist is very helpful and kind, an asset to the group"

Complementary therapies welcome a positive energy within the service users. FMO firmly believe that the provision of such therapies have enabled members to have confidence in holistic healing processes. Many people regard using complementary therapies as a positive choice they can make for their health and well-being. FMO have learned that through pre and post evaluation of complementary therapies, the service users will tend to seek additional support such as befriending, counselling, onward referrals etc to assist them in their recovery. Therefore the provision of such service enables people to open up and increase their confidence. All information is treated with the strictest of confidence.

Benefits of Complementary Therapies

  • Relaxation of the whole body
  • Loosens tight muscles
  • Relieves tired and aching muscles
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion
  • Diminishes chronic pain
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Lowers blood pressure and heart rate
  • Enhances skin tone
  • Assists in recovery from injuries and illness
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Reduces tension headaches and mental stress
  • Improves concentration
  • Promotes restful sleep
  • Aids in mental relaxation
  • Improves condition of the body
  • Reduces anxiety, depression, spasms and cramping
  • Relaxes and softens injured, tired and overused muscles
  • Circulation improvement
  • Detoxify and cleanses the body
  • Balances the body

Research by South East Fermanagh Foundation (SEFF)

SEFF is a victims group based in Lisnaskea Co. Fermanagh set up to support and act for the victims of paramilitary terrorism throughout Co. Fermanagh. SEFF engage in a wide range of activities for its members, including the provision of complementary therapies. SEFF have recently administrated a ground breaking piece of research which explores the experience of victims/survivors who have received complementary therapies. The research has found that complementary therapies deliver positive results for those suffering from trauma related illnesses. Families Moving On were privileged to be a partner in this piece of research and welcomed the opportunity to work with other victims groups across NI. For more information please follow this link;

The full report is available from SEFF. Contact Kenny Donaldson on 02867723884, 02867722242 or The Research was sponsored by the Strategic Support Fund for Groups Working with Victims/Survivors of the "Troubles", which is administered by NICRC on behalf of the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister. NICRC promotes a pluralist society characterised by equity, respect for diversity and interdependence. The views expressed in the report do not necessarily reflect those of the Community Relations Council.

Contact FMO

If you are interested in availing of complementary therapies and receiving the benefits mentioned please contact FMO on 02882250369 were we can assess your eligibility.