Blackburn site for alternative therapy care home

Blackburn site for alternative therapy care home

A new care home specialising in alternative therapy is set to open its doors at the end of June, after receiving development funding from Yorkshire Bank.

Situated on the outskirts of Blackburn, Feng Shui House will be one of only two alternative therapy care homes in the UK. Featuring 16 beds, the home will provide day care, convalescence and respite care to the elderly.

The home, formally known as Cherry Tree House, will offer a range of therapeutic activities to residents including Crystal Healing, Indian Head Massages, Reflexology and Reiki – a healing technique based on the principle that a therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch.

The development will be owned and managed by Kate Burns, an internationally recognised Feng Shui Master with more than 25 years’ experience running care homes. Kate also owns another alternative therapy care home, and is a firm believer in the merits of alternative remedies, in addition to providing traditional high quality care to residents.

Once operational, 15 staff will be taken on at the new home to ensure the needs of all the residents are met without putting any strain on resources and quality of care.

Commenting on the new development, Kate said: “Feng Shui House is currently undergoing extensive renovations to ensure a high quality finish which will make the home as welcoming and comfortable for residents and guests as possible.

“Some of the team are trained in therapeutic treatments and we’ll also host visits by international spiritual healers throughout the year, as we do in our facility in Blackpool – this will help set Feng Shui apart from other care homes, and give residents a truly unique experience.”

Stewart Cook, head of Yorkshire Bank’s Business and Private banking for Preston, said: “Kate has been providing high-quality care for the elderly at Feng Shui House in Blackpool for four years and looks set to continue to do so with the facility in Blackburn. The new home will provide an important service for the local community as well as a positive boost for the local economy with the creation of 15 new jobs.”

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