Thread-like needles placed at specific sites may provide drug-free pain relief, reduce side effects from medications or treatments, and help balance the body's energy for relaxation and peace. Covered by some insurance companies. Check with your provider.
These gentle relaxation techniques can help you feel calmer and more comfortable. In modalities such as Therapeutic Touch, Energy Therapy, or CranioSacral Therapy, hands are place on or over areas of the body to give you some pain relief, help you rest, restore your energy, and help stimulate the body's own natural healing abilities.
Whether light touch, deep tissue, manual lymph drainage or oncology massage, bodywork can help prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress; as well as promote health and wellness. Massage therapy can also improve functioning of the circulatory, lymphatic, muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems and may improve the rate at which the body recovers from injury and illness. The touch of massage is an instinctive gesture of comfort and can also have calming emotional and physiological effects.
These techniques (such as Guided Imagery or Hypnosis) use the imagination to help patients cope with stress and to activate the body's self-healing processes. By visualizing positive images and desired outcomes to situations, individuals may reduce pain, anxiety, and stress-related disorders. These suggestions can also help modify unhealthy or unwanted behaviors. Meditation is conscious relaxation, following the breath.
Holistic Nutrition Counseling
Increase your energy and reduce cravings. Learn ways to nourish your body with whole foods, reduce stress, and feel good about your body.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Designed to help you meet the ordinary and extraordinary challenges of life with balance and peace of mind. You will learn how to deal with stress, pain, and illness with mindfulness practices including meditation and gentle yoga.
Available at the Center for Integrative Medicine in Hartford, Enfield, Avon, Ellington, and Glastonbury.
- 30 minutes $45
- 60 minutes $75
- 90 minutes $110
- $10 off your first session
- 50% off for your birthday month (identification required)
- SF Employees - 25% off all services
While in the Hospital, schedule an Integrative Medicine modality to help reduce pain, relax you, and expedite your healing.