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


An ancient whole medical system using very thin needles to promote the free flow of energy in the body.

Individual Meditation

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


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.
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.


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


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

Grup Meditation

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

Healthy Steps

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

Learn to Meditate

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


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."
Wednesdays, 9-9:45 a.m.


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

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