Elevating medical care to empower patients and ease pain
At JourneyCare, our Integrative Care Services team elevates care beyond our expert, clinical services. We offer customized therapies that not only help manage symptoms, but also calm the mind and console the heart. Our programs can help relax the body and create peace. Read about each program below and speak with your JourneyCare Care Team today about setting a goal to utilize these services.
No artistic skills are needed to benefit from art therapy. By engaging the creative process of making art, patients of all ages can enhance their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Self-expression through art can help resolve conflicts, reduce stress, increase self-esteem, self-awareness and insight. Art therapy can aid symptom management and provide a way to communicate about their illness–facilitating exploration of spiritual concerns.
Massage Therapy has proven very beneficial for patients living with serious illness. Massage Therapy can provide immediate relief of pain, discomfort and anxiety caused by symptoms such as contractions, stiffness, shortness of breath, nausea, cramping and muscle spasms while simultaneously increasing feelings of peace and comfort. It can also lessen the need for pharmaceutical intervention. The simple act of human touch is one of the most ancient and effective ways to relieve discomfort in the body. Providing massage reinforces the wholeness of the individual regardless of what is happening to their body.
When coupled with JourneyCare’s expert, palliative training, music is a powerful tool for easing pain and anxiety. Creating beautiful music with harp and voice, certified music-thanatoligists modulate both tempo and tone to respond to changes in the body, such as the slowing of pulse and breathing. This advanced, science-based music program guides patients during the transition through the final hours of life. Learn more about our music-thanatology program.
Our volunteers bring a variety of trained, furry companions to visit patients in their homes, in assisted-living and care facilities, and at our JourneyCare CareCenters.