The Healing Arts Center Teams Up With Siteman Cancer Center To Provide In-House Massage Services At All Five Siteman Locations in the St. Louis Region
Siteman Receives Special Grant To Fund Massage and Energy Medicine Care
greatly reducing stress and restoring quality of life to patients battling serious illness. This is the first time that HAC will be providing in-house services in each the five region Siteman locations. The partnership was made possible by a grant received by Siteman Cancer Centers for patient support services. The therapists assigned to this project were individually selected from HAC's cancer clinic graduate base. They will be paid to deliver services twice a week at each of the five Siteman Cancer Centers in the region.
Integrating complementary and alternative medical care into cancer treatment is not new. Cancer Centers of America has been hiring massage therapists and Reiki practitioners for years in all five cities in which they operate. Nor is CAM care limited to cancer treatment. According to the Washington Post, over 800 hospitals nationwide are now offering Reiki as treatment modality for a variety of medical conditions. For example, the medical center operated by State University of New York at Syracuse Medical School, Upstate University Hospital, uses Reiki to treat drug addiction in its psychiatric care department.
HAC would like to thank Ms. Tate Rondot, Supervisor of Support Services for Siteman Cancer Centers for bringing this exciting new project into being. "Tate reached out to us to partner on this project and had all of the funding bases covered. All we had to do was select a team and say 'yes'", said HAC President, David Kenyon. Siteman is ranked in the top 15 cancer hospitals in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. "It is an honor to be invited to work with one of the most important cancer centers in the world and is logical in that The Healing Arts Center is a thought leader in CAM care in the St. Louis region largely through the life work of our Headmaster, Tom Tessereau", Kenyon added, "he has been one of the very few prophets in this region for complementary and alternative care for a great many years and it is heart warming to see his efforts finally being acknowledged."
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