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Complementary Services for Inpatients

While in the hospital, you may request special services to alleviate pain and reduce stress. These complementary services offer care for the mind, body and spirit.

Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster®

This is a 75-minute consultation with a certified registered nurse to help you learn mind/body techniques to enable you to relax before surgery and visualize recovery. You will also receive the book, Prepare For Surgery, Heal Faster, and a guided visualization CD. Research shows that this method of preparing for surgery helps people significantly reduce anxiety, use 23-50% less pain medication and heal faster. To schedule an appointment, call 203-863-3222. Fee.

Healing Touch During Your Hospitalization

This holistic, energy-based program complements your care at Greenwich Hospital. Soothing techniques, performed by trained Healing Touch volunteers, help patients relax and facilitate healing. Offered at the bedside in most hospital locations. Healing Touch has been adopted around the world and is endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association. FREE. For information, call 203-863-3222.

Massage Therapy During Your Hospitalization

Therapeutic massage reduces stress, muscle tension and pain, promoting a state of balance and relaxation. Physician clearance required. Fee. For information, call 203-863-3222.

Therapeutic massage can help to:

  • Decrease muscle tension and, therefore, reduce pain
  • Encourage elimination of toxins through improved circulation and lymph flow
  • Enhance sleep
  • Increase a sense of well-being
  • Provide deep relaxation of body and mind
  • Support the immune system

Postpartum Massage

Postpartum massage eases recovery from labor and birth by alleviating muscle strain and soreness and promoting healing. Nurturing touch and support to mothers during the early postpartum period offers emotional relief, too. Physician clearance required. Call 203-863-3222. Fee.