The first time I walked in to The Haven I just felt a sense of calm and tranquillity. It felt like I had left my troubles at the door and I entered a new world of calmness, kindness and I realised that I was not alone.

I had a few sessions of shiatsu massage that I found really calming. Reflexology really helped to relieve certain areas which I felt I was suffering from and relaxed my body.

Visiting The Haven is a great way to feel safe when you are going through treatment and also after treatment. You meet people who are five years into their recovery and it gives you the feeling that everything will be fine - you  just need to keep on going.  The Haven is a great place to come to meet people of different ages and backgrounds, all at different stages of treatment and be with like-minded people who have been through a similar experience.

If I met someone who hadn’t heard about The Haven, I would tell them to come. It’s a place where you feel free at a time where you potentially feel quite trapped on the treatment treadmill with people constantly telling you what to do. It’s a place where you can feel normal again. Without a shadow of doubt I would tell anyone going through breast cancer to come to The Haven.


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