What is Integrative Therapy?
Integrative therapy is a combination of the technology and expertise of traditional medicine with the healing wisdom of complementary therapies. This whole-body approach works to enhance and stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal, create a state of wellness and faster an improved quality of life. Our physicians, nurses, educators and other holistic practitioners combine their expertise to offer you leading-edge therapies and a high-quality educational experience.
Integrative therapy can help you:
- Lower stress levels
- Reduce negative feelings
- Manage a medical condition
- Prepare for surgery
A Holistic Approach to Healthcare
Patients and their families benefit from our holistic approach to healthcare while at RWJ Hamilton and The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Hamilton. Services include private Reiki healing sessions; massage therapy appointments; pastoral care counseling; harp therapy offered through Bedside Harp; and pet therapy.
RWJ Hamilton Grounds for Healing
Throughout history, people have cultivated gardens, knowing them instinctively as places that hold restorative powers. Recent research concludes that patients in healthcare facilities who have natural views have shorter post-operative stays, experience fewer post-operative stays, experience fewer post-operative complications and take less pain medication. Such evidence led RWJ Hamilton to build areas throughout its campus that offer visitors a natural, soothing environment. A partnership with Grounds For Sculpture, a public sculpture park based in Hamilton, NJ, has led to the creation of four beautiful, distinct Grounds For Healing on our campus.
Integrative Therapy Advisory Committee
The Integrative Therapy Advisory Committee is an interdisciplinary group of physicians and other healthcare providers who guide the selection of the holistic therapies, classes and events that we offer to the community using evidence-based practice (EBP). EBP examines the effectiveness of holistic approaches using recent research, clinical observations and patients’ reports.