Having access to free complementary therapy feels like a real luxury for families. It is both a treat and a treatment and can help with a whole range of medical issues and muscle strains from lifting a child.

The biggest need, though, is for relaxation; many of the families we support are running on adrenaline, they don’t know the meaning of a refreshing night’s sleep. You can feel the emotional tension they are holding in.

They usually fall asleep but even if they don’t they go into a ‘not here, not there’ sort of dreamy space and sink just that little bit further into the massage bed.