The Katherine A. Gallagher Integrative Therapies Program offers free wellness services, such as acupuncture, yoga and music therapy, for patients with cancer and their loved ones.
Our Katherine A. Gallagher Integrative Therapies Program offers free wellness services, such as acupuncture, massage, yoga, and music therapy, for patients with cancer. Integrative therapies, along with medical management, work with your unique body, mind, and spirit.
These webinar series videos provide techniques and strategies you can do at home to help you feel your best.
Meditation can help ease your mind and lessen anxiety in just a few minutes a day. Learn the basics including mindful breathing and visualization/guided imagery for relaxation and healing. Watch video.
Elyse R. Park, PhD, MPH (Clinical Psychologist, Associate Director of Survivorship Research, and Director of Behavioral Research for the MGH Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine)
We provide a glimpse into the art and science of music therapy to increase relaxation and reduce stress during cancer treatment and survivorship. We feature experientials in both active and receptive music therapy techniques, as well as take-home strategies for self-care. Watch video.
Hannah Shefsky, MA, MT-BC (Board Certified Music Therapist) and Lorrie Kubicek, MT-BC (Board Certified Music Therapist and Program Manager, Expressive Therapies)
Why are numbness, tingling, and pain in the hands or feet a side effect of some cancer treatments? What are some self-care strategies you can try at home which can help alleviate symptoms? We demonstrate massage and acupressure techniques you can do at home to help relieve pain, stiffness, or loss of sensation in the hands and feet. Watch video. (Also available: Foot Message video)
Michael Keamy, CMT (Certified Massage Therapist) and Irene Martyniuk, Lic.Ac. M Ac. (Licensed Acupuncturist and Co-Director of the Katherine A. Gallagher Integrative Therapies Program)
How do you acknowledge and care for your body as it carries you through something as physical, emotional, and psychological as cancer diagnosis and treatment? Through self-care exercises, learn how body work and the power of touch can alleviate pain, tension, and muscle spasms. Watch video.
Lena Beste L.Ac. (Licensed Acupuncturist) and Karen Ingwersen RN, CMT (Registered Nurse and Certified Massage Therapist)
We provide an overview of acupuncture as an integrative therapy for managing symptoms such as hot flashes and insomnia (trouble sleeping). A Mass General Cancer Center patient shares how acupuncture has improved her symptoms and quality of life during treatment for breast cancer. Watch video.
Mary Tricolli, RN, Lic. Ac., MAOM (Licensed Acupuncturist) and Amy Comander, MD (Director of Breast Oncology and Survivorship at Mass General Cancer Center Waltham and Newton-Wellesley Hospital)
We explore the science of yoga related to cancer and the use of yoga to manage cancer-related symptoms and stress. We also offer a gentle yoga practice for relaxation. Watch video.
Loren Winters, ANP-BC (Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, and the Associate Director of Breast Cancer Survivorship at Mass General Cancer Center Waltham) and Luba Zagachin (Cancer Center Yoga Therapist)