To Life! offers Reiki and Healing Touch at no charge to patients, survivors, and caregivers by appointment.
Each of these therapies promotes relaxation and healing, and clients leave our doors with a sense of calm and positivity.
As one client stated,
"I really enjoyed my [Healing Touch] experience with Shirley. I left in peace and calm. The feeling continues today. Oddly for me, tears flowed during the session; I wonder where they came from. Hmmmm. I haven't cried in years, but it sure felt good!!
I strongly recommend a session with Shirley for everybody. The healing touch made the rest of my day pleasant and enjoyable; I was able to relax and enjoy the simple wonders of nature that surround me that I don't notice very often, like the smell of flowers in my garden, the birds chirping, the magnificient sky. Truly a magical experience. It dawned on me that I might just be depressed and Shirley's healing hands greatly affected my mind, body and spirit. Amazing!!"
--Ruth, Breast Cancer Survivor
To learn more about how Reiki can help manage chronic pain, visit this article: How can Reiki help you?
Long Distance Caregiving
Caregivers are very special people, and To Life! recognizes the critical role they play throughout the journey of a cancer patient. Whether care is provided close to home or at a distance, supporting a loved one during a time of need takes strength, compassion, and selflessness...
Caregivers are very special people, and To Life! recognizes the critical role they play throughout the journey of a cancer patient. Whether care is provided close to home or at a distance, supporting a loved one during a time of need takes strength, compassion, and selflessness.
Living far from a loved one that is dealing with serious illness can be particularly difficult. You may wonder, "what can I do to help?" This can bring forth feelings of helplessness or even guilt, but many patients will agree that location does not necessarily affect ability to provide love and support.
This article on Long Distance Breast Cancer Caregiving examines good communication as an essential key in caregiving from a distance.
What has your experience been with receiving or providing support and care from a distance? We welcome your advice, comments, and stories to help others that may be struggling to find balance in a long-distance caregiving relationship.