Here at VCU Massey Cancer Center, integrative health combines cutting-edge medical care with evidence-based complementary approaches such as mind-body practices, nutrition, psychological care and exercise, whether for physical therapy and cancer rehab or for overall health, fitness and survivorship. Massey's Integrative Health program incorporates a variety of stress reduction and healthy lifestyle practices within a healthcare setting to address the physical, mental and spiritual needs of our patients.
In addition to experts such as dietitians, physical therapists, social workers and palliative care (pain and symptom management) specialists, Massey partners with VCU Health to provide patients with access to services including spiritual counseling, acupressure, arts and crafts, music therapy and more.
- Diet and Nutrition blog - VCU Health dietitian Allie Farly provides regular tips and information on healthy eating, as well as wholesome recipes.
- Free workshops and support groups - Visit our event calendar for dates and times.
- Tricycle Urban Ag Farm Stand - Buy fresh produce every Thursday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. during growing season in front of the North Hospital. A grant from the McKesson Foundation allows patients, caregivers and SNAP/EBT participants to receive buy one, get one free on all items.
- Patient Resource Libraries - Read up on health information and research or take a break with a good book. Our libraries have a wide selection of books, pamphlets, videos, CDs, a game drawer and much more.
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Please call (804) 828-8478 for more information about workshops or other resources found on our integrative health resources page.
Massey does not endorse all integrative and complementary practices. We only recommend those that are known to be safe and have the potential to improve health when used alongside, and never in place of, professional medical care. All cancer patients are advised to consult with their physician before starting any integrative practice, as some may interfere with medical care.