Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Integrative health

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 nutritionists, physical therapists, psychologists, social workers and palliative care (pain and symptom management) specialists, Massey partners with VCU Health to provide patients access to services including spiritual counseling, acupressure, arts and crafts, music therapy, pet therapy, support groups and more. 

Massey’s Patient Resource Libraries—located downtown and at Stony Point—also provide free educational workshops on a variety of integrative health topics while connecting patients and their loved ones with local support groups and information about cancer treatment and recovery.

Massey has even partnered with Tricycle Gardens to coordinate a Farm Stand several times a month outside of its downtown clinic in order to bring fresh produce to our patients, especially those who may not have access to it in their own communities. A grant from the McKesson Foundation allows eligible SNAP/EBT participants to receive $2 worth of produce for every $1 of benefits spent at the Farm Stand.

Use the sign up button below to receive Health in Harmony, Massey's monthly integrative health newsletter. Visit our event calendar for dates and times of the Farm Stand and our free educational workshops. Please call (804) 828-8478 for more information about the program, workshops or other resources found on our integrative health resources page

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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.