Body, Mind and Fitness Therapies for Cancer
Many cancer treatment plans include integrative “Body, Mind, Fitness” therapies such as massage, healing touch, meditation, art, exercise and yoga. Stress management therapies can be helpful to decrease the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, while enhancing wound healing and lowering blood pressure, fatigue, nausea, pain, stress, anxiety and depression. Wellness Place stress management therapies are available to all who are experiencing cancer, including family and caregivers.
Massage, Movement and Fitness participants are asked to bring a doctor's note or approval with a signed release prior to the first session. The majority of our therapies are provided by professionals who generously donate their services to help participants at Wellness Place. We are grateful for their contribution of time and talent.
Guided Imagery and Visualization
Connects mental images and the response of the brain to the five senses.
Healing Touch Therapy
Healing Touch is a technique used to balance an individual's energy field, stimulating the body’s ability to heal itself.
Healthy-Steps is a therapeutic movement program designed to open the lymphatic system, and reduce lymphatic fluid build-up through gentle, rhythmic movements and deep breathing. This program improves overall wellness, range-of-motion, balance, strength and endurance, as well as emotional well-being and self-image.
Look Good, Feel Better®
Learn to overcome the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. This program is co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the Personal Care Products National Foundation and the National Cosmetology Association.
Promotes the response of the parasympathetic nervous system, sending messages to the body to relax and slow down.
Naprapathic therapy includes manual manipulations designed to stretch connective tissues, improve structural alignment, promote balance, and provide pain relief.
Open Art Studio
Participants are invited to express themselves and their cancer journeys through art using the media of the day, a different medium, or preferred materials from home.
Prostate Cancer Fitness
This exercise program is conducted by professional fitness trainer Meggie Kozmiuk www.mptraining.net. Exercises are designed for PC survivors’ specific needs such as osteoporosis, muscle weakness, bone loss and weight gain.
Synchronizes the mind and breath with body movements which promotes relaxation, reduces stress and builds internal power.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement.
Wellness through Deep Hypnosis
Rev Dr Scott Giles, BCC, DNGH internationally renowned hypnotist and chaplain, guides a safe self-hypnosis designed to release pain and facilitate self-healing.
Yoga enhances well-being by stimulating body metabolism, releasing tension and promoting flexibility, balance and strength.