State-of-the-art health care has been redefined by combining the latest medical advances with complementary therapies. Called integrative health, this approach to healthcare is rapidly becoming the new standard because it introduces broader possibilities for healing and nurturing the body, mind and spirit.
Integrative health treats the whole person, not just the disease and gives patients more opportunities to participate in their care and enrich their health and well-being.
Many complementary therapies have been around for centuries, and there are numerous benefits associated with integrative health, such as:
Improved emotional state, which promotes health and healing
Improved mood and outlook
A calm mind and relaxed body which can lower blood pressure and enhance the immune system
Nausea relief, improved sleep and more energy
Better quality of life
Free Inpatient Services
Inpatients may call to schedule a free 15- to 20-minute in-room hand or foot massage, Reiki or Qigong healing session or Guided Imagery. Music and meditation CDs and CD players with disposable earphones are available by request.
Massage – Practitioners specialize in rejuvenating massage, Swedish massage, sports massage and other techniques which can relieve tension, restore function and alleviate pain.
Reflexology – a system of applying pressure and massage to various points on the hands and feet to relieve pain and stress while restoring the body’s natural balance and well-being.
Reiki and Energy Medicine – Gentle and effective energy practices promoting healing as the practitioner uses light touch, or without touch, to bring balance and comfort, promote relaxation, ease pain and improve sleep. This helps strengthen the immune system and supports overall health and well-being.
Guided Imagery – A technique that uses CDs or a practitioner to direct the imagination toward a peaceful state using the breath, images, and words. Very effective in promoting relaxation and pain relief.
Prepare for Surgery: A program of mind-body techniques to help patients go through surgery more easily and with greater comfort. This program reduces anxiety before surgery or medical procedures, may reduce the amount of pain medication needed, and promotes faster healing.
Tai Chi/ Qigong: A system of gentle exercises practiced slowly and evenly to improve overall fitness, balance, and agility, and increases energy flow. These exercises can be enjoyed by all, regardless of age or fitness level.
Other services, including but not limited to:
Breathing & Meditation techniques
Pet Therapy (through RBMC’s Volunteer Services Department)
The Learning Garden
Services are administered by qualified, credentialed practitioners and specialists. To schedule an appointment, or for more information, call Ext. 5257.
With locations in Perth Amboy and Old Bridge, New Jersey, Raritan Bay Medical Center delivers critical world-class healthcare services care to Monmouth and Middlesex County residents. As providers of first-class healthcare in the areas of stroke, cardiology, cancer, physical rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, pediatric medicine, Raritan Bay Medical Center continues to stay on the forefront of medicine.
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