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Complementary Therapies at LRH Now Includes Art Therapy

July 27, 2016

Littleton, NH - Being a patient at Littleton Regional Healthcare can have its perks. Patients can enjoy a variety of therapies through the LRH Complementary Therapy Program. The most recent addition to complementary therapies is Art Therapy for chosen patients. Volunteer, Megan Durocher, who has her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and is trained to provide Art Therapy, will seek opportunities to make the patients stay better working with Cindy Gasby, who manages the Complementary Therapy Program. Ms. Durocher has a variety of predetermined art projects that are designed for different ages, abilities, illnesses, etc.

Megan Durocher, Art Therapy Volunteer, and Arleta Baird, Volunteer.From left to right: Megan Durocher, Art Therapy Volunteer, and Arleta Baird, Volunteer.

In addition to Art Therapy now being offered, the Complementary Therapies Program includes pet therapy, Reiki, massage therapy, music therapy, guided meditation, and aromatherapy. Art Therapy along with all of the complementary therapies offered at LRH, can be effectively offered in a hospital setting and provides stress reduction, promote positivity, act as a means to navigate emotions, serve as a distraction from issues, promote healing, and reduce stress in patients and caregivers.

Amy Mancini, Director of Volunteer Services at LRH sees firsthand the positive impact that complementary therapy has on patients. Ms. Mancini states, "At LRH we are so fortunate to have dedicated volunteers who are passionate about what they do and are willing to take time to work with our patients in need, and the majority all work full time in other roles, yet they are willing to give of their time."

Anyone interested in learning more about the Complementary Therapy Program at LRH, should contact Amy Mancini by calling (603) 444-9207.

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