Explore the Holistic Therapies Offered by Ascend Hospice
Ascend Hospice believes in using a personalized and holistic approach to hospice care. From aromatherapy and Reiki to pet therapy and massage, we incorporate these specialized therapies to enhance the hospice experience for all of our patients.
Our compassionate holistic-therapy volunteers have been highly trained in hospice care and utilize their specialized skills with each patient, their families and hospice staff.
Below is a detailed description of the holistic therapies offered at Ascend Hospice.
Aromatherapy is the practice of using ethereal plant oils, including essential oils, for psychological and physical well-being. A special blend of oils has been specifically designed just for our patients.
Massage Therapy can help relieve stress and anxiety for both the patient and their caregivers. Massage can also help with specific areas of the body that might be bothering the patient, while also fulfilling the essential need of touch.
Reiki is a Japanese practice that may be used for the reduction of stress and promotion of relaxation and healing. Reiki is a type of energy work in which perceived universal life force (energy) can be accessed by the practitioner and transferred to the patient through the “laying on of hands.” Reported benefits include sense of well-being, relaxation, pain management and comfort.
Pet Therapy helps to encourage movement and promotes empathy, socialization, mental stimulation, companionship and love. The positive effects of animals on one’s health and happiness have been well documented.
To learn more about Ascend Hospice’s holistic therapies, care and services, please contact us at 866.821.1212, email or fill out our convenient online form. A hospice professional will be happy to assist you with your needs.