Mary Washington Hospice Services offers Expressive Therapies for Hospice
Patients. This is a unique approach to enhancing patients' overall
quality of life. These creative tools and skills can relieve anxiety,
help manage pain, improve circulation, and encourage relaxation. Mary
Washington Hospice Art, Music or Massage Therapy is available to all patients
at no additional cost.
Art therapy uses creative activities like drawing, painting, sculpting,
and crafts to help patients along their
journey. Art therapy can give patients a healthy sense of control as they
process the pain associated with fear,
anxiety, and grief.
Music therapy is a powerful tool promoting physical and emotional healing,
while enhancing overall quality
of life. Music can relieve anxiety, help manage pain, and encourage relaxation.
It also helps patients find a way
to reminisce, socialize, and express themselves.
Therapeutic massage is well known for its ability to naturally relieve
pain, improve circulation, and encourage
relaxation. The simple, careful touch of the human hand is one of the
most ancient and effective means for reducing discomfort in the body.
Massage Therapy creates a unique connection and helps ease feelings of
loneliness and separation that many patients experience.