About Kent MS Therapy Centre
About This Shop
The Kent MS Therapy Centre is an independent charity based in Canterbury providing complementary therapies and specialist clinics to help improve the lives of people living with Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological conditions in the county of Kent. We do not receive any financial assistance whatsoever from the Government or the NHS and the services we provide are run entirely on donations and fundraising activities.
Kent MS Therapy Centre aims to improve the quality of life of people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and, where possible, other health conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, stroke, fibromyalgia, cancer, and diabetes. We provide a range of non-invasive therapies, classes, exercise, specialist clinics, and information sessions
We have been supporting people with MS and their carers since 1984. Members travel to our purpose-built centre (opened in 2015) from all over Kent to use our facilities. Our centre with its oxygen therapy suite, gym, and hydrotherapy pool is the only full-time MS therapy centre in Kent.
Our activities help people with MS and other conditions to alleviate symptoms, manage their condition, improve and sustain their physical and mental health and wellbeing.
What does the Kent MS Therapy Centre do?
Our main services for our members are:
• High dose oxygen therapy
• Hydrotherapy and water-based activities such as swimming and aqua yoga
• Physiotherapy, gym sessions, Pilates, core stability classes
• Counselling for people with MS and their partners
• Complementary therapies such as reflexology, massage, acupuncture, and hypnotherapy
• MS Click & Connect – an online programme of exercise, well-being and recreational group activities
Our activities help to relieve symptoms of MS and other conditions, promoting physical and mental health and wellbeing. Through regular surveys/questionnaires we know that the activities can help to improve and/or sustain a range of physical, mental, and cognitive functions.
What do our members say?
“I’m determined to help spread the word about the great work done at Kent MS Therapy Centre. I don’t know how to express my gratitude to the staff, therapists, volunteers, and supporters who make it possible. You have literally given me my quality of life back.”
Stay in touch with the Kent MS Therapy Centre
Our charity shop:
We have our very own charity shop within our Centre. It’s run by a brilliant team of dedicated volunteers and is a social hotspot for our members.
We sell a wide range of items such as bric-a-brac, clothing, toys, accessories, jewellery, KMSTC merchandise, art, and much more!
The shop is open from 9am to 4.30pm from Mondays to Fridays as well as the last Saturday of each month during our Coffee Mornings from 10am – 12pm.
If you are interested in volunteering at our shop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org