Music soothes the soul. Massage eases the pain. Aromatherapy quiets the senses.
Integrative therapies not only make patients feel better but also offer ways to communicate when words no longer work.
A dementia patient may not be able to converse but can sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” with gusto. A cancer patient who struggles with pain may find relief in a massage therapist’s touch. A child angry about losing a loved one may vent his feelings through art.
Hospice of the Valley offers these services by trained and certified professionals. The programs are supported by fees, grants and donations.