Touch Therapies and Movement Classes

Touch therapies are open to patients, families, staff and the community. Please see the event calendar for the schedule of upcoming classes and touch therapies.

Touch Therapies

Therapies are $40 per session; reduced rates available for pre-qualified patients — ask for a sliding fee scale form.

To make an appointment, please call (520) 694-1812.

Acupuncture

Using the diagnostic system of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture uses extremely thin, sterile needles and other techniques to access Qi ('energy' - pronounced 'chee') through a network of meridians or energy pathways in the body. The goal is to bring excess and deficiency into a state of balance. Look for Jessica or Elizabeth's schedule on the events calendar.

Craniosacral Massage

Based on the work of 20th-century Osteopathic physician William Sutherland, this subtle therapy employs light, sustained touch that facilitates free and rhythmic movement of the craniosacral system which includes bones, nerves, fluids, and connective tissue of the cranium and spinal areas. The goal is to achieve a state of balance and overall health. Look for Justine's schedule on the events calendar.

Healing Touch

Healing Touch is a holistic energy therapy that emphasizes compassionate, heart-centered care in which the provider and client are equal partners in facilitating health and healing. Look for the healing touch schedule on the events calendar.

Manual Lymph Drainage & Complete Decongestive Therapy

Lymph drainage is a precise, gentle therapy that helps reduce the swelling and pain that may arise when the lymphatic circulation has been disrupted. Lymphedema management is completed by appropriate compression bandaging or garments when needed, skin care, therapeutic exercise and education in self-care. Look for Justine or Kathleen's schedule on the events calendar.

Massage

Massage therapy is recognized as one of the oldest methods of healing, with references in medical texts nearly 4,000 years old. Massage uses various techniques to manipulate muscles and soft tissue, increase range and ease of motion, and improve circulation. The aim of massage is to promote well-being through decreased pain and tension, increased relaxation and ease. Look for Beth or Denise on the events calendar.

Reiki

Loosely translated, Reiki means universal or spiritually–guided life-force energy. Practiced throughout Asia, it is used to promote balance and reduce stress through light touch on or near the body in specific patterns or positions. See Frank's schedule on the events calendar.

Shiatsu

A traditional Japanese modality similar to acupressure, shiatsu uses pressure points and gentle stretching to address energy imbalances that contribute to pain and illness. It works to reduce stress, and balance energies. See Michael's schedule on the events calendar.

Classes

Classes are open to patients, families, staff and the community. No appointment necessary, but please sign in and pay at  the volunteer desk before class.

Classes are $7 each. Discount cards will be available for purchase at the volunteer desk for $35 for six classes. Interested in trying a class? Ask about our "one free class" coupon.

Qi Gong

A form of Chinese exercise stimulation therapy that proposes to improve health by redirecting mental focus, breathing, coordination and relaxation. See Stephanie's schedule on the events calendar.

T’ai Chi

A Chinese exercise system that uses slow, smooth body movements to achieve a state of relaxation of both body and mind. See James's schedule on the events calendar.

Gentle Yoga

A healing system of theory and practice. It is a combination of breathing exercises, physical postures and meditation that has been practiced for more than 5,000 years. See the Yoga schedule on the events calendar.

Laughter, Stretch and Distress

This class is free and offered every first and third Wednesday. For more information, see the class schedule on the events calendar.