The benefits of massage and integrative therapies for individuals with special needs goes far beyond stress reduction and relaxation. Massage provides compassionate touch, tactile stimulation, and a sense of individual self-worth. It also provides good health and quality of life. Often the benefits are subtle, yet profound. After a few sessions, a person with a history of being lethargic may be more alert and reactive. Someone who has been non-verbal or non-communicative, may interact more with others. A person who is afraid or confused may feel calm and comforted. Regardless of one’s specific needs, skilled nurturing touch provides an emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual sense of balance. Sessions may be given in residential group homes or day programs. Residents can receive massage in a group atmosphere or in a private quiet room either in a recliner, wheelchair, or a bed. Frequency and length of session will be discussed and determined upon individual needs. Integrative therapies may decrease anxiety, improve mobility and range of motion, help ease aggressive behavior, and prevent or delay muscle atrophy due to inactivity.
Oncology Care: Decades of research proves that integrative therapies may provide many benefits for patients who are undergoing active treatment for cancer as well as survivors during their healing process. Oncology massage is very different from the massage you may have experienced prior to diagnosis. The goal is to create a space for soothing compassionate touch which can offer relief from anxiety and pain as well as bring about peace and relaxation. One of the most comforting forms of support for one with a cancer diagnosis is massage and relaxation therapies. Having massage or reflexology a few days before or during chemotherapy may help manage side effects that some report such as nausea, vomiting, and fatigue.
Palliative Care: After being diagnosed with an illness, patients may experience a wide range of stress and emotions from shock, fear, anger, frustration, helplessness, anxiety, and maybe even feel guilty for placing a burden on their loved ones. In addition to physical benefits, integrative therapies are also believed to help palliative care patients on an emotional and spiritual level. When used in conjunction with conventional medical treatments and traditional forms of palliative care, integrative therapies may help improve quality of life and provide relief from pain, anxiety, and depression which may come along with having pain. Although, incorporating integrative therapies may not change the diagnosis or offer a “cure” it may help to make one feel more in control of their health and the ability to cope with it.
To thank and honor all of our heroes who have served to protect our country, a discount is offered on all integrative therapies. Research shows that massage therapy can help alleviate symptoms of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and increase mental clarity and focus.
Must show proof of id in form of active military card or Honerable discharge papers. Sessions $50 / 50 minutes