Buddleia Complementary Therapies

The logo of HER Breast Friends  is a butterfly and the Buddleia bush is well known for attracting butterflies but it is also a symbol of adversity and survival within a changing environment

   The Buddleia Bush

                                               This was the basis for naming our therapy service ‘Buddleia’.


The NEW Buddleia Complementary Therapies Service opened its’ doors on 1st November 2016

Buddleia Complementary Therapies is a service of HER Breast Friends and offers a range of complementary and beauty therapies delivered in a safe and supportive environment by fully qualified and insured therapists who know how to adapt their therapies for cancer patients.

Breast Cancer Clients

We are delighted to announce our new FREE programme of therapies to be offered to all NEW clients of Buddleia who have had a diagnosis of breast cancer.  This includes an initial confidential consultation with one of our fully qualified therapists to discuss the options available and agree the therapies that will best support your needs.  You will then be issued with vouchers for 3 FREE therapies of your choice.

After you have completed your programme of FREE therapies we hope you will want to continue having therapies with us but at this point we do ask you to make a contribution. We are often asked what would be a suitable donation for breast cancer clients to make, and whilst we suggest a donation of £15 per treatment, any donation is gratefully received.

Vouchers can be obtained in advance of your appointment from the Charity or purchased on the day prior to your therapy.

‘Pampering with a Purpose’ Gift Vouchers

Breast cancer patients are our priority for appointments, but the service is open to ALL.

Come and enjoy a relaxing therapy in the knowledge that your financial contribution is supporting the service.  We ask these clients to make a minimum donation of £15 per 30 minute treatment voucher.

All vouchers are available from the HER Breast Friends office and can be purchased for yourself or to give as gifts for birthdays or Christmas in the knowledge that you are supporting such a valued service  –  it feels good!

Vouchers can be obtained in advance of your appointment from the Charity or purchased on the day prior to your therapy.


All Buddleia therapies are by appointment only and must be booked in advance by calling 01482 221368.

Cancellation Policy

Where appointments are cancelled at least 48 hours in advance they may be re-scheduled, subject to availability. However, failure to cancel may mean your voucher is forfeited.

Terms & Conditions

All vouchers are non-transferable and non-refundable and should be obtained prior to your therapy and handed to the therapist on arrival.

Hull College

Buddleia offers work experience placements to beauty therapy students from Hull College. These students are qualified and insured for the therapies they offer. Appointments can be booked at short notice for manicures and pedicures, subject to availability. Phone the Charity for timings and further details on 01482 221368. A minimum donation of £5.00 to the Charity, per therapy is suggested for therapies given by the students.

Buddleia Complementary Therapies offered

We offer Reiki, Massage, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Facials and Manicures & Pedicures.

Reiki – An ancient form of healing through the hands. It offers a complete technique for restoring and balancing your natural life energy and can be particularly effective for relaxation and stress reduction.

Massage – Massage involves the use of hands to stimulate the soft tissue of the body and can help relieve pain, promote physical and mental relaxation. The therapist will adapt the technique to suit the client’s individual needs.

Reflexology – A relaxing therapeutic massage of the feet  to stimulate the reflexes connecting the feet  to other organs and systems of the body.  Reflexology can aid your body to function  to its optimal level.

Indian Head Massage – A wonderfully relaxed therapy which involves massage of the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, face, scalp, arms and hands. It can help ease tension promoting a sense of wellbeing and relaxation.

Aromatherapy – Aromatherapy is the systematic use of essential oils in holistic treatments to improve physical and emotional wellbeing.

Hot Stone Massage – A massage using smooth, flat, heated volcanic stones, placed on specific parts of the body. Using massage techniques, they treat the body to improve wellbeing.

Tsuboki Facial of Foot Massage – Based on the principle of acupressure, this massage combines to offer a relaxing yet energising treatment to feel good both inside and out.

Facial – A non-massage facial of cleanse, exfoliate, mask, tone and moisturise. Facial pressure points may be used if appropriate and while the mask is on the client may be offered a hand/foot or gentle head massage.

Manicure – A non-invasive manicure consisting of hand soak, a relaxing hand massage followed by a file and polish. There will be no cuticle removal.

Pedicure – A non-invasive pedicure consisting of a foot soak, a relaxing foot massage followed by a file and polish. There will be no callous, dead skin or cuticle removal.

All our therapists are fully qualified, insured and trained to adapt the therapies for breast cancer patients and have DBS clearance.

The Buddleia Complementary Therapies Service is funded entirely by the Charity although voluntary donations are always welcome.

Please call 01482 221368 for more information or to book an appointment.