Harlequin runs regular, free of charge, Carers' days throughout Dorset. It is an opportunity to meet other Carers, and the Harlequin volunteers, and have a relaxed chat over refreshments.
The day runs from 10am to 4:30pm with pre-booked appointments lasting approximately an hour. Practitioners offer a range of complimentary therapies subject to availability. These include Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Facial, Manicure or Pedicure. A Counsellor, if required, is also available in addition to one of the treatments.
All our Practitioners are experienced professionals, fully qualified and insured, enabling us to provide the best care we can for those whose lives are spent caring for others. Appointments are pre-booked with our Clinical Coordinator. If you need to let us know of last minute cancellations, please ring 07547 136041.
As part of her research into the possibilities of starting a Charity to offer relaxation sessions to carers she decided to plan a fundraising HEAD SHAVE to test public reaction. Within two months over £2,000 had been raised and the journey of Dorset's first charity dedicated to the well being of unpaid carers had begun. The name HARLEQUIN came quickly after the need for a bank account became apparent, and the name Harlequin seemed appropriate as, not only is it a colourful clown that distracts attention away from problems and offers therapeutic laughter, but it is also the nickname of Maggie herself!
Carers' Relaxation Days