Wellness Services
Complementary Therapies

Hospice offers a variety of complementary therapies in our Hospice Wellness Centre or in the comfort of the homes of individuals with a palliative illness. Therapies offered through Hospice include reiki, reflexology, therapeutic touch, and massage. Each therapy is delivered by trained Hospice volunteers who are certified in their respective treatment(s). All of our complementary therapy services are offered at no cost to those we serve.


  Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress relief and relaxation. A Reiki therapist uses light touch to activate the natural healing processes of the client's body to aid with physical and emotional well-being.

Reflexology is a focused pressure technique, usually directed at the feet or hands. It is based on the premise that there are reflexes on different parts of the body that correspond to other parts, glands and organs. When the reflexes are stimulated, the body's natural electrical energy works along the nervous system to clear any blockages in the corresponding zones. Reflexology can promote stress relief, enhance circulation, and support a healthy metabolism.

Therapeutic Touch was developed by nurses for stress relief and relaxation. Like Reiki, it is an energy-focused therapy in which the practitioner uses his or her hands as a focus to facilitate the healing process. However, direct touch is not necessary. Therapeutic touch aims to direct the flow of energy to aid with physical and emotional well-being.

Massage Therapy utilizes direct contact by kneading the muscles and joints to improve circulation, range of movement, decreas minor muscle pain and help overall relaxation.

For upcoming appointment times, view our monthly Wellness program calendars

Appointments are required. Hospice clients may book appointments by phoning 519-931-3474.


Hair Care and Esthetics

Hair care and esthetic services are offered to our clients throughout their palliative journey as well as to bereaved clients in our Hospice Wellness Centre. Hair services are offered to palliative clients either in our Hospice Wellness Centre or in clients' homes. Esthetics are offered in our Hospice Wellness Centre.  

  Our licensed volunteer hair stylists provide a wash, cut and hairstyle.

Our licensed volunteer estheticians provide services such as relaxation facials, manicures and pedicures.

For upcoming appointment times, view our monthly Wellness program calendars

Appointments are required. Hospice clients may book appointments by phoning 519-931-3474.

Reflexology
Reflexology
Pedicure
Hospice Wellness Centre
Hair
Hair Salon

 


Volunteer Paul Jubenville offers Reflexology, Reiki and other therapeutic modalities to clients in the community and in our Hospice Wellness Centre. Hear his story by watching the video below.