New Yoga Thrive program to begin in January
Winchester – Winchester District Memorial Hospital’s (WDMH) Cancer Care Coach program supports patients and their families throughout their cancer journey. A new yoga class is focusing on how to live well with cancer.
The therapeutic yoga program is specifically designed for cancer patients and survivors. Support persons are welcome too. The sessions begin on January 24th from 10:00 to 11:15 am, and run for 12 weeks at WDMH. The cost is $95 per person.
“Research shows that yoga offers both exercise and relaxation and can be of great benefit to those dealing with cancer,” explains WDMH Cancer Care Coach Michelle Renaud.
This program is one of many complementary therapy programs offered close to home at WDMH for cancer patients and survivors. Complementary therapies do not treat the cancer itself. But they can help to improve overall health and well-being. These therapies help individuals cope physically and emotionally with conventional cancer treatments.
Another popular program focuses on nutrition during treatment. Each month, a Registered Dietitian shares tips on what to eat and how to control cancer treatment side effects.
Occasional meditation workshops are also offered, led by a certified Relaxation Therapist. Meditation and relaxation can help to decrease tension, help with focus and concentration, and increase spiritual growth and well-being.
And the Look Good Feel Better program helps women take charge of how they look and feel during their cancer journey. Free workshops take place regionally.
“Some people feel that using a complementary therapy helps them gain a sense of control and to feel more involved with their health care. Others feel that complementary therapies help improve their quality of life,” adds Michelle. “It’s all part of our effort to support our patients and their families. We want to help patients be the healthiest they can be during their cancer journey.”
For more details or to register for these programs, call 613-774-2420, ext. 6798.