Integrative medicine, part of palliative care, is associated with our S.P.I.R.I.T. Program: Supportive, Patient, Integrative, Rehabilitative, Intervention, Therapies.
Research shows that integrating medical science with gentle complementary therapies may accelerate the healing process. These therapies are aimed to help individuals achieve a balance between the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of health.
- elicit the relaxation response
- ease anxiety, pain or other distressing symptoms by bringing about measurable physiological changes
- increase a sense of well-being
They do not interfere with any ongoing medical treatment, only enhance it.
Palliative Care Nurse
Our palliative care nurses are highly trained in therapeutic massage, healing energy work such as therapeutic touch, Reiki, guided imagery, mind/body therapies, meditation techniques, conscious breathing and aromatherapy. We also offer a wide selection of healing music.