In addition to other medical treatments, our hospice provides a variety of complementary therapies to ease pain, soothe anxiety and maximize comfort. Each patient’s care plan is tailored in a holistic approach. Complementary therapies include:
Music Therapy. Our music therapist uses music to address pain in patients of all ages. Research shows that music therapy reduces pain, anxiety and depression, while bringing about positive changes in mood.
Massage Therapy. Our massage therapists provide comfort and relaxation with a gentle and compassionate touch. Massage therapy decreases emotional distress, anxiety, physical discomfort, nausea, and muscle and joint tension, while improving circulation.
Pet Therapy. Studies have shown significant health benefits of using trained animals in patient care. Arbor Hospice features specially trained therapy dogs who comfort families during serious illness and grief support.