Surgery Integrative Medicine Programs & Services

Prior to Surgery

1. Enroll in "Prepare For Surgery, Heal Faster" Class. Medical studies show that people who prepare for an operation:

  • use 23-50% less medication
  • have fewer complications
  • recover sooner
  • can reduce patient's length of stay

Cost: Group Workshop - $45 (includes book and CD)
Individual Workshop - $75 (includes book and CD)
Book and CD without workshop- $30
To register for a workshop: Contact us toll-free at 1-877-STFRANCIS (1-877-783-7262)

2. Schedule an Integrative Medicine session to reduce anxiety and prepare you body and mind for your stay with us.

  • Cranial Sacral Therapy
  • Hypnosis
  • Energy Therapy
  • Massage Therapy

Cost: Offered for a fee in Hartford or at one of our community access centers
in Avon, Enfield, Ellington and Glastonbury.
To schedule a session: Call 860-714-4450.

After Surgery, While You are in the Hospital

Use of Integrative Medicine modalities can help decrease pain, relax the body and mind, promote sleep, comfort you and provide a sense of peace, as well as promote your body's own natural healing abilities.

In-Patient integrative medicine modalities include: 

  • Acupuncture (with advanced notice)
  • Pet therapy
  • Theraputic massage
  • Energy therapy
  • Soft touch hand massage
  • Healing arts
  • Mind- Body techniques (such as guided imagery and hypnosis)

Cost: Free of charge 

Contact Information:
The Center for Integrative Medicine
114 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06109
Phone: 860-714-4450
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