Therapists relaunch health directory

The tall biennial cardboard-covered booklet of complementary therapists is no more, replaced with an annual guide, a new website and a new name.

For the Borders Integrated Healthcare Group - now called Borders Therapies - have rebranded and are launching a new-look directory at the Chaplaincy Centre of the Borders General Hospital later this month.

The group’s Gisela Stewart, a reiki practitioner, said: “The core aim of promoting integrative healthcare in the Borders and helping people access resources for optimal health remains the same.”

The local complementary therapists came together 14 years ago to produce a directory of qualified and insured practitioners to help people and provide a reference guide for the medical and caring professions, she said.

Along with a new annual directory, the new website will be more user friendly, giving health tips through a blog and allowing searches for help with specific conditions and help finding a practitioner by name or location, she said. The group have also joined Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn,

Funding and help to make the changes came from Scottish Borders Council, Business Gateway and Scottish Enterprise

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