Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT ARE INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES?
Integrative Therapies are gentle, comforting treatments that aid in relaxation and ease symptoms. They assist in integrating mind, body and spirit.
WHAT INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES ARE PROVIDED?
Aromatherapy, gentle reflexology, guided imagery, mindfulness practice, music therapy and reiki.
IS THE STAFF SPECIALLY TRAINED?
Yes, our staff is trained to provide these services.
IS THERE A CHARGE?
No, there is no charge for Integrative Therapies.
WHO QUALIFIES TO RECEIVE THESE THERAPIES?
Any patient receiving hospice services.
WHERE ARE THEY PROVIDED?
Therapies are provided in the comfort of our patients’ homes and at Serenity House.
HOW OFTEN CAN I RECEIVE A VISIT?
We offer one visit a week for Integrative Therapies.
Integrative Therapies Offered
Natural, fragrant plant oils may be gently inhaled or placed in a lotion which is soothingly applied to the skin. Aromatherapy is known to improve emotional and physical wellbeing.
Points on the hands and feet are gently stimulated to increase energy flow which improves circulation and promotes relaxation and comfort.
Guided Imagery is based on the concept of body/mind connection. With the help of the practitioner, patients learn to use their imagination to move toward a more relaxed and harmonious state.
The patient is guided through a series of simple exercises to increase awareness and consciousness of the present moment. This focused attention can decrease stress which improves general comfort and wellbeing.
MUSIC THERAPY PROGRAM
Through a variety of music experiences, patients and their families may feel more relaxed, calm and even joyful.
The provider’s hands are lightly placed on or slightly over the body to gently balance the body’s energy. This can provide deep relaxation, reduce anxiety and increase a sense of well-being.