As part of Shaw's Survivorship Program and commitment to treating the body, as well as the mind and spirit, our integrative services are designed to help patients cope with the cancer experience and improve their overall sense of well-being. Thanks to the generous support of The Marilyn Klein Cancer Support Fund and Pink Vail, the following evidence-based supportive services are offered at no cost to our cancer patients.

Wellness Programs

Massage therapy has been proven to stimulate the release of substances that relieve pain and create a feeling of well-being. It increases blood and lymphatic circulation and relaxes and benefits mood. Individuals experiencing lymphedema, in particular, benefit from massage.
 
Appointments are scheduled at Jack's Place with specialized oncology massage trained therapists. All patients are encouraged to check with their oncology physician prior to receiving massage therapy.
 

Call (970) 569-7645 or email hawkinsb@vailhealth.org to schedule a massage session.
Acupuncture is commonly used to relieve symptoms in patients undergoing cancer treatment. It may help control nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, gastrointestinal symptoms, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and pain. All patients are encouraged to check with their oncology physician prior to starting acupuncture.
 
To schedule an appointment, please call direct: 

Eliza Klearman, ND, L.Ac, MSOM | (970) 328-5678
105 Edwards Blvd. (Vail Valley Pharmacy)

Mandy Collier, L.Ac, MSOM | (970) 331-6618
200 Capitol Street in Eagle, CO
111 Swift Gulch Rd. in Avon, CO
Reiki is a form of energy healing in which the practitioner helps to direct the flow of healing energy within and around the patient. It is a gentle therapy which involves a series of hand placements on the individual’s body. The benefits of Reiki include promoting relaxation, balance, and healing, and it can help to decrease pain, nausea, stress and anxiety.

 
Call (970) 569-7645 or email hawkinsb@vailhealth.org  to schedule an Reiki appointment.
Guided imagery is a gentle, yet powerful technique that focuses and directs the mind by engaging all five senses. It is easy to learn and can help reduce some of the unpleasant side effects of cancer such as anxiety, fatigue, fear of medical procedures, and pain. Guided imagery has the ability to increase quality of life through coping, relaxation, hopefulness, and confidence. 
Shaw Cancer Center is a service of Vail Health Hospital.