Mind, Body and Relaxation Services

Newton-Wellesley Hospital's Integrative Support Services offers mind, body and relaxation services to our patients. We use Yoga and Massage  techniques designed to reduce stress, increase physical healing and promote good emotional health.  

Yoga
We offer two weekly "Yoga for Cancer Patients" classes for individuals in active cancer treatment (including the time between series of chemotherapy and radiation therapy). Registration is required.

Morning Class
When:
11:00 am every Wednesday
Where: Therapeutic Treatment Room at the Vernon Cancer Center
Cost: First session is free; each additional session is $5
More Information: 617-219-1230

Afternoon Class
When:
 3:00 pm every Thursday
Where: Therapeutic Treatment Room at the Vernon Cancer Center
Cost: First session is free; each additional session is $5
More Information: 617-219-1230

Classes include practice in movement, relaxation, imagery, breathing, meditation and integrating yoga into daily life. Our experienced clinical instructor specializes in yoga for cancer patients. All fitness levels are welcome.

Benefits of yoga for cancer patients include:

  • Increased energy and ability to perform activities of daily living
  • Increased confidence and elevation of mood
  • Decreased pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression and nausea
  • Decreased sleep disturbances and sense of isolation

Therapeutic Massage
When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment: 617-219-1230
Where: Therapeutic Treatment Room at the Vernon Cancer Center
Cost: First 30 minute session is free; additional massages are $30 (½ hour) and $50 (1 hour)

Therapeutic massage can help you feel better during your treatment and beyond. Gentle massage promotes rest and deep relaxation with safe, skilled and caring touch. This supportive work helps to reduce tension, stimulate energy, and enhance self image. Appointments are available for patients and friends/family members involved in their care. Our Licensed Massage Therapist is Barbara Harris, MA, LMT, who specializes in Oncology Massage.

 

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