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Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of integrative care to reduce stress, pain, anxiety and nausea.  These techniques also promote relaxation and comfort.

Nurses, social workers, chaplains and bereavement clinicians who have completed specialized training or certification are able to offer integrative care, such as:

  • Guided Imagery is a mind-body intervention which is led by a trained practitioner.  Using all the senses of sight, hearing, smell, and touch, the participant imagines scenes to create a relaxed, meditative state.  Research shows that these techniques are powerful in relieving stress, anxiety and elevating mood.
  • Healing Energy is an umbrella term for any therapy that manipulates the energy in our bodies to regain balance and facilitate the body’s innate healing mechanisms.  Some of the more well know therapies include Reiki, healing touch, healing touch and reflexology.
  • Therapeutic Music utilizes sound science and live music to bring the intrinsic healing value of music to patients and caregivers to relieve pain, stress and anxiety and enhance the quality of life.
  • Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of plant-derived, aromatic essential oils to promote physical and psychological well-being.  It is sometimes combined with music, guided imagery and relaxation breathing to relieve pain, stress, anxiety and nausea.
  • Therapeutic Art utilizes creative and expressive techniques to facilitate expression, reduce stress and enhance quality of life.
  • Eco Therapy/Nature Therapy is the name given to a wide range of activities which aim to improve mental and physical wellbeing through connecting with nature in the outdoors or through photos, sound and viewing nature.