A caring relationship is an intense and intimate one and the feelings that arise can be very powerful. The fear of being unable to cope, a sense of guilt and resentment on either side can lead to stress.

Stress can have many effects, such as headaches, backaches, constant colds, tiredness, skin problems and stomach troubles. The psychological effects can lead to bad temper, depression, anxiety and tension.

IMG_8225Trafford Carers Centre offers a range of relaxation therapies including reflexology and massage to carers in Trafford at our Health and Wellbeing Centre, 2a Curzon Road, Sale M33 7DR. We provide 2 free sessions to carers dependent on a carers needs.

Our relaxation therapies are very popular, meaning that many people are on the waiting list. We try to prioritise people who have been on the list the longest and those under significant stress. We also prioritise people who have not yet received money from our Flexible Break Fund. The Centre is constantly trying to find more voluntary therapists so that your waiting time is reduced, so please bear with us.

If you feel you would benefit from reflexology or massage and would like to book a session at Trafford Carers Centre then call on 0161 848 2400.


What happens when you go for treatment?

Once you arrive for your appointment the therapist will introduce themselves, help to make you feel at ease and answer any questions you may have. They will need to take some brief notes about your medical history. A session lasts an average of 30-60 minutes.

The Centre uses voluntary and reduced rate therapists.


Other providers of relaxation therapies

  • BlueSCI offer private appointments at a lower cost. Call 0161 912 4828 to book an appointment.
  • Trafford College also provide cheap rate massages by students with prices varying depending on the type of massage that you require. Additionally they also provide hair and beauty treatments. The salon is located at Manchester Road, West Timperley. For more information or to book an appointment contact the reception on 0161 952 4767 or see the website for a full list of treatments at