This article reports on the contribution that complementary therapies can make to the well‐being of service users who are recovering from mental distress. As part of a wider strategy to promote awareness of a range of self‐management techniques at a forensic psychiatric hospital, complementary therapies (massage and aromatherapy) were provided. This article reports on a review of the evidence of the mental health benefits of the regular provision of these therapies. Further research is needed to establish the effectiveness of massage and aromatherapy for the forensic psychiatric population.
Brownsword, A. and Baker, E. (2008), "Can massage and aromatherapy benefit the users of forensic psychiatric services?", The British Journal of Forensic Practice, Vol. 10 No. 1, pp. 12-16. https://doi.org/10.1108/14636646200800003Download as .RIS
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