Complimentary Therapies

Providence Cancer Centers provide a broad range of coordinated, compassionate medical care and education and support services for our patients and the loved ones who care for them. Support programs and services available in a variety of convenient locations include Home Care, Palliative Care, Support Groups, and Rehabilitation Services.

Individual Therapies

Acupressure

Acupressure is a complementary medicine technique derived from acupuncture. In acupressure, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points.
$40/session
Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Acupuncture

An ancient whole medical system using very thin needles to promote the free flow of energy in the body.
$40/session
Monday-Thursday

Individual Meditation

Relax completely, breathe deeply, release stress and improve concentration.
$40/session
Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Massage

Unwind and relax with a healing massage. 30-minute and 60-minute sessions available.
$30 for 30-min. / $60 for 60-min.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

Therapeutic Touch

Reduce stress, relax and promote healing. therapeutic touch uses a technique commonly called "palm healing" as a form of complementary and alternative medicine.
$40/session
Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Support Groups

Cancer Patient Support Group

Provides an open discussion about special issues related to a cancer diagnosis.
Mondays, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
The John and Lowry Hench Library at the DFCC
For more information, please call 818-847-4793

Caregiver Support Group

Provides moral support for the patient's caregivers, family members and friends.
Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
The John and Lowry Hench Library at the DFCC
For more information, please call 818-847-4690

Stress Reduction Group

Learn how to access your inner calm through imagery and muscle relaxation.
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Classes

Cancer 101: New Patient Orientation

Open to patients and family members or friends who would like to join. Call the Integrative Medicine Department at 818- 748-4701 to make a reservation.
Third Tuesday of each month

Guided Imagery

A way of using the imagination specifically to reach a state of optimism and confidence.
Wednesdays & Thursdays, 12-12:30 p.m.

Look Good / Feel Better

This program helps individuals with cancer look good, improve self esteem, and manage treatment and recovery with confidence. Includes instruction in skin care and make-up application, and a complimentary make-up kit filled with donated products. Call for your reservation: 818-748-4713.
Second Tuesday of each month, 1-3:00 p.m.

Sonic Healing

Increase calm, decrease anxiety and create the emergence of optimism and acceptance with sound meditation.
4-5:00 p.m.

Group Classes

Feldenkrais

Through gentle movement lessons, experience renewed energy, increased range of motion, and relaxation in a safe supportive environment.
$8/class
3-4:00 p.m.

Grup Meditation

Relax and clear the mind through group meditation.
$8/class
Wednesdays, 1:45-2:15 p.m.

Healthy Steps

Therapeutic exercise and movement program also known as the "Lebed Method."
$8/class
Tuesdays 1:30-2:30p.m.

Learn to Meditate

A simple technique to help you relax and deal with the complexities of life.
$8/class
Fridays, 11:00 a..m - 12:00 p.m.

Qigong

A part of traditional Chinese medicine in which gentle movements and breathing promote the free fl ow of Qi (energy). $8/class
Wednesdays, 10-11:00 a.m.

Tai Chi

A traditional Asian form of exercise adapted from the martial arts and involving slow fl owing movements. This is sometimes called "moving meditation."
$8/class
Wednesdays, 9-9:45 a.m.

Yoga

Create balance in the body by developing both strength and fl exibility. Good for the mind, body and spirit.
$8/class
Monday through Friday

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