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Complementary Care Center

From the moment you walk into the Simonds-Hurd Complementary Care Center, you are greeted with a sense of ease and relaxation. Complementary care covers a wide range of approaches, including various philosophies of healing and many types of therapies.

They are often referred to as holistic, meaning that good health involves the well-being of all aspects of a person including emotional, physical and spiritual (mind, body and spirit). Many of these therapies are termed preventive, meaning that the complementary care provider educates and provides the tools to keep health problems from arising.

Benefits of Complementary Care

By taking a more active role in your health care, not only with conventional medical care, but by learning about and utilizing additional supportive healing therapies, you’ll tend to feel more empowered and engaged in your health care. You may foster a more positive attitude and sense of well-being, which often results in relief from symptoms of your medical condition.

Mind-Body Interventions

These therapies can bring clarity of mind, build the immune system, and promote strength, endurance, flexibility and balance. The mind-body practices offered at the center include:

  • Meditation and guided imagery 
  • Qigong and Tai Chi 
  • Wellness coaching 
  • Expressive therapies (art, dance and music) 
  • Yoga 
  • Stress Management

Manipulative and Body-based Methods

These methods focus on the musculoskeletal system.  Massage therapy is the most ancient of all healing practices. The benefits of massage therapy include pain reduction, increased relaxation and reduced muscle tension. Massage can be beneficial in easing pain and lessening nausea and fatigue. Massage promotes better sleep, improves concentration, circulation of blood, reduces anxiety and creates an overall sense of well-being.

Services include:

  • Swedish massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Deep-tissue massage 
  • Craniosacral therapy 
  • Lymphatic massage
  •  Muscle Release Technique™

Energy Therapies

These techniques affect you on an energetic level. Some of the benefits you may experience includes stress reduction, relaxation and pain reduction.

Services include: Reiki 

  • Acupuncture 
  • Qigong 

Things to Know

  • Services are currently offered by appointment. A variety of fitness, therapeutic, and nutrition classes are offered.
  • Contact us to receive a copy of the quarterly newsletter and calendar or to inquire about associated fees.
  • For our patients currently in treatment, Hand/foot chair massage, acupuncture, 1:1 Therapeutic yoga, Reiki are also offered in the Simonds-Sinon Cancer Center at no cost thanks to a grant from Angie's Spa.

Insurance Coverage

Some insurance companies offer discounts or reimbursement for therapies such as acupuncture and massage.  In addition, your plan may offer wellness benefits or your employer may offer a flexible spending account that can be used to pay for certain complementary therapy services. Please call your health insurance provider or your employer's human resources representative to find out what your plan covers.

Mission

We are a hospital-based complementary care center dedicated to offering integrative practices that promote optimal wellness. The center's goal is to enhance quality of life by promoting wellness, supporting recovery, encouraging resilience and building strengths, in concert with traditional care through each stage of an adult's life. 

Vision

To be a caring, welcoming and holistic environment that empowers the community through both innovative and established practices aimed at health promotion, prevention, healing and overall well-being.

 

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Simonds-Hurd Complementary Care Center
HealthAlliance Hospital -
Burbank Campus

Entrance 2
275 Nichols Road,
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Contact Simonds-Hurd Complementary Care Center

Call: 978-665-5800

Parking available in the lot opposite our entrance