Reduce the side effects of cancer treatments
Improve your health
Recapture your sense of wellbeing .
Therapeutic Touch® (TT) is a holistic, evidence-based complementary therapy progressively gaining recognition in the medical community, amongst cancer patients, at cancer centers in Canada, the US, and beyond. TT helps patients manage side effects in every stage of their treatment and recovery; without interfering with medications and other therapies. (1)
Clinical studies have shown how Therapeutic Touch® helps to:
- Reduce the side effects of cancer treatments
- Increase the patient's resilience and ability to cope with stress
- Reduce cortisol levels and pain
- Strengthen the immune system
- Improve physical and mental well-being
- Reduce anxiety
- Decrease insomnia.
When to receive Therapeutic Touch.
At the time of diagnosis: to quiet your mind, reach a point of acceptance and fully devote your energy to prepare your body, mind and spirit for the journey ahead.
During active treatment: Therapeutic Touch (TT) offers a gentle and non-invasive complement to your treatments; it helps reduce the unpleasant side effects of medications and ease the emotions experienced during this challenging period. TT will help relieve anxiety, nausea, pain, and other symptoms without interfering with your medical treatments, and you will feel an active participant in your healing journey.
It is believed that because of the relaxation and balancing effects on the body and mind, Therapeutic Touch helps improve your response to treatments by strengthening the body’s ability to heal.
During transition period / Cancer survivors: Ending the "active treatment" period, it's a time of celebration; however, those who have experienced cancer know that the healing journey continues long past that day. For most cancer survivors, this "transition period" is the beginning of a recovery period. It is a time to pick up the pieces and prioritize health to rebuild their life. During this emotional time, survivors experience unpleasant symptoms caused by medications, anxiety, and fear; many integrate activities and non-invasive treatments to boost their immune system, improve their mood, and ease the side effects of post-cancer treatments.
Living with chronic cancer is living with a cancer that will not be "cured". It can be with a stable on maintenance therapy, or perhaps it is a cancer that isn't ever expected to completely ever go away, but it is a type of cancer that will manifest in cycles between remission and recurrence.
Therapeutic Touch® (TT) for caregivers.
"To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” — Dr. Seuss
Caregivers choose TT for self-care, to attain and maintain physical and emotional balance; to reduce stress, and to achieve a general sense of wellbeing. They often look for treatments to reduce pain and to battle insomnia and symptoms related to anxiety and depression.
Grief is expressed physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually and the symptoms and signs may vary from person to person but may include: Crying episodes; headaches; loss of appetite; difficulty sleeping; fatigue; pain.
The symptoms associated with grief and bereavement can be eased with Therapeutic Touch.
Research and clinical experience have shown that Therapeutic Touch is effective at:
- Generating relaxation
- Reducing anxiety and stress
- Managing pain
- Fostering a sense of inner peace and acceptance.
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