Integrative Therapies

 

OjaiCARES is so blessed to be able to offer Oncology Massage, Reiki, Reflexology and Oncology Facial appointments free of charge, to our clients during their cancer journeys. Our compassionate, skilled therapists are specially trained to understand and address the unique physical, psycho-social and emotional needs of people in various stages of cancer and cancer treatment. Each session is individualized to provide comfort, nurture, and support. Learn more about our therapists here.

Oncology Massage

Lori Clark Collins and Michele Delaplaine, nationally and state certified massage therapists, have been providing therapeutic massage in the Ojai Valley for many years. Whether in active treatment or recently into recovery, your session will be modified to adapt to your unique circumstances.   Your session will be comfort oriented and work safely within a framework of clinical considerations. Michele and Lori’s training includes oncology massage. Please call OjaiCARES to book your appointment on the scheduled days.

Reiki

Reiki, a stress reduction and relaxation technique, has become a subject of curiosity for cancer patients everywhere. Studies and anecdotal evidence has shown that, in addition to promoting relaxation among patients, Reiki can also be used to encourage healing and provide other benefits. In fact, some studies have even explored the effect of Reiki on patients who are undergoing cancer treatment concurrently. These studies have found that, although Reiki is not a substitute for other cancer treatments, it may enhance these treatments and offer a number of benefits to patients as they deal with the symptoms and stresses of cancer.

Reflexology

Reflexology is a type of massage where pressure is applied to your feet and hands. When cancer patients face stress, fatigue, or nausea, they may turn to integrative therapies such as reflexology to help ease symptoms. Although each patient responds individually, reflexology can support relaxation and comfort during cancer treatment and offers an alternative to traditional massage.

Oncology Skincare

Oncology Skincare provided by an esthetician who has been trained and certified and has a clear understanding of the information and a solid education foundation. Everything is individual-specific, as it depends on type of cancer, type of medical treatments, time out of treatment, and the client’s experience of side effects. Safety first is the first rule.

Restorative Yoga

Many of us have worked with Ingrid Boulting during our cancer journey, appreciating her sensitivity and awareness of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.  A Registered Yoga Teacher and lifelong student of Healing Arts, Ingrid creates a powerful space for OjaiCARES clients to be welcomed, nurtured and to activate their innate healing capacities.

The following classes are donation-based for OjaiCARES clients (no one turned away).

Mondays – 6-7:30 PM Restorative Yoga

Wednesdays – 10-11:30 AM Restore & Renew Yoga

Classes held at Sacred Space – 805.646.6761 – 307 Matilija Street, Suite H (upstairs, above Trend Consignment shop), Ojai