The Wellness Centre at Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre is designed as a welcoming retreat for patients and carers.
BRICC will be using the funds raised through Dry July 2018 to maintain existing complementary programs, increase the range of programs and extend our Wellness programs to cancer patients in the city of Stawell.
Complementary therapies are used alongside conventional cancer treatment to help manage the symptoms and side effects of cancer. An increasing evidence base demonstrates that particular complementary therapies are valuable in reducing some of the symptoms of cancer and its treatment. They encompasses a range of programs promoting a whole-person integrated approach to health and wellbeing, focusing beyond their medical treatment, by addressing one's physical health, mental/psychological health, social and spiritual needs.
Wellness programs include activities such as massage, meditation, shiatsu, art therapy, yoga, Reiki and music therapy.