Exercise classes and wellness workshops
Studies have shown that leading a healthy lifestyle can help reduce a person’s risk for developing cancer and decrease the chances of cancer recurrence. For cancer patients, staying active and eating healthy complements the medical care they receive. Also, reducing stress through activities such as yoga, tai chi and meditation can lift a patient’s spirit and help manage the anxiety that accompanies cancer.
In an effort to improve the well-being of survivors in our region, VCU Massey Cancer Center established a committee of experts to launch Living Well With Cancer. The program's goal is to connect patients and survivors with the resources they need to reduce stress and live a healthy lifestyle.
Upcoming exercise classes and wellness workshops
Massey has partnered with the YMCA of Greater Richmond to provide exercise classes and wellness workshops each quarter on various topics relating to integrative medicine.
If you are currently in treatment or have recently had surgery, please provide a note from your physician stating that you may participate in our exercise classes. There is no cost to participate, but advance registration is required.
Upcoming classes: Please check back soon for more information about our next quarterly wellness class.
Lunch & Learn
On the first Thursday of each month at 12-1 p.m., Massey invites the community to attend a brown bag luncheon at our Stony Point location, where an expert will present on a specific form of complementary therapy.
Music Therapy in Medicine
October 17, 12-1 p.m. (rescheduled from October 3)
VCU Massey Cancer Center at Stony Point
9000 Stony Point Parkway, Richmond, VA
Register online or call (804) 628-1550
You don’t have to be a musician to benefit from music therapy. Music therapy uses music within a healing setting to address a person’s physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs. VCU Massey Cancer Center invites all cancer patients, survivors and caregivers to join board certified music therapist Melissa L. Owens at our Stony Point location for a discussion on music therapy. Participants will enjoy a brief overview of music therapy and how it is used in the medical setting, and will be able to view and have hands-on experience with instruments and learn how adaptations are used with patients throughout their treatment. After the presentation, there will be time for questions and discussion with the instructor and fellow participants.