after speaking to by boss, jane (not to be confused with sister in law jane), about trish, she recommended a program that she has been a part of for a number of years... and i didn't even know.
jane is involved with a Women's Health program at Stanford Hospital for Breast cancer patients called 'Healing Touch'.
from the 'Healing Partners' website:
the goals of the program are:
* To promote relaxation and reduce side effects in women undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
* To increase overall energy levels and the ability to cope with challenging life events.
* To serve as an adjunct to conventional cancer treatment.
* To monitor changes in physical symptoms, mood and quality of life in program participants.
Healing Partners is a community-service program that pairs women diagnosed with breast cancer with Healing Touch volunteers who provide ongoing sessions for six months.
Healing Touch is a gentle, non-invasive form of energy work that promotes deep relaxation and is used to manage the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, such as fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, pain and lymphedema.
Sessions last about 60 minutes and take place with the client lying fully-clothed on a massage table.
yesterday, during our break between the blood lab and dr. carlson, we met with the head of the program, Kathy Turner, and registered.
trish is really excited about this opportunity, and will begin her sessions next thursday.