Integrative health focuses on the whole person—body, mind, and spirit. The integrative therapies below are non-pharmacological measures that can be used in your journey toward health and healing.
Essential oils are extracts of plants that can help to reduce pain, anxiety, and nausea; and can impact mood, memory, and learning. We’ve found that essential oils are an extremely beneficial component of our integrative services, and easy to use.
Music can help to lower stress, reduce pain, and improve sleep. The C.A.R.E. channel has nature imagery and calming music, shifting the environment to be a calming space. There’s a wide range of music therapy opportunities all over campus and we see everyday how music can support health and healing.
Guided imagery is the practice of using your imagination to direct your thoughts; it can help to reduce pain and anxiety, promote sleep, and create a positive environment for healing. Audio CDs or spoken imagery can promote a deep sense of relaxation.
Energy-Based Healing Modalities
Gentle, non-invasive sessions of Healing Touch or Reiki by trained practitioners can promote rest, help to restore energy, and allow the body to be in the best condition for healing. Many people are surprised by how relaxed they feel after an energy-based session.
Hand and Foot Massage
With a hand or foot massage, the gentle use of touch can ease discomfort and help the whole body to relax. Essential oils are often used with the massage. A hand or foot massage is one of the favorite integrative therapies that many residents enjoy.