In our safe and caring atmosphere people learn and experience relaxation using soft music, guided imagery and gentle touch. All emotions are accepted and people find it comforting to share experiences with others in similar situations.
Research supports relaxation:
- How we feel physically can be influenced by the mind. When we are in a relaxed state, our heart rate, metabolism, oxygen consumption, and respiration slow down. Blood pressure and muscle tension are lowered.
- Relaxation can stimulate the release of endorphins and stimulate the immune system. The result is an increased feeling of calm and comfort.
For those with an advanced illness, we offer:
- Weekly sessions (1½-hours per session)
For those coping with grief and loss, we offer:
The sessions are facilitated by trained volunteers who are knowledgeable in relaxation techniques and the effects of emotional stress due to advanced illness and grief.
Individual sessions can also be arranged.
To learn more and/or register, please call 604-531-7484 or email us.