We are proud to announce the addition of essential oils to our assortment of treatments available to our patients to promote healing of mind, body and spirit. Essential oils are just the first of our healing therapies planned to be introduced this year. The following is an overview of our healing therapies program and the proposed implementation date for each:
Core healing therapies
1. Essential oils
Three types of essential oils offered depending on symptoms
- Peppermint essential oil - patients experiencing symptoms of nausea, stomach upset, or at risk for nausea/vomiting
- Ginger essential oil - patients experiencing symptoms of nausea, stomach upset, or at risk for nausea/vomiting
- Lavender essential oil – patients experiencing anxiety, nausea, stomach upset, or at risk for nausea/vomiting
2. Hand massage
Simple hand massage is offered to patients to promote calmness and comfort, and to reduce stress.
3. Guided imagery
The guided imagery program is accessed through a 24-hour dedicated channel. At the beginning of every one-half hour, the program presents 10-15 minutes of guided imagery. Patients can close their eyes and let the words create images or they can watch the images on the screen as they listen to the words. Guided imagery can help with stress reduction, relaxation, pain management, and preparing for procedures and surgery.
4. Healing music
Patients will be encouraged to listen to the music and associated nature images provided through the C.A.R.E. Channel. The healing music is accessed through a 24-hour dedicated channel. The music was composed and produced for relaxation and especially to reduce stress.