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Beyond Treatment: Navigating Changes to Your Body

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Cancer treatment can significantly impact a person's sense of self and body. The Wellness and Integrative Health Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute offers an integrative approach to your treatment, addressing physical, emotional, and mental aspects of healing. 

“The Wellness Center’s focus aligns with my patient-centered care by addressing the physical, emotional, and social needs of oncology patients,” says Selim Sheikh, DO, MBA, DIPABLM, FAAFP, osteopathic physician at Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Integrative Therapies for Wholeness

Our services help patients feel safe and connected to their bodies.

Music therapy

Music therapy provides a unique outlet for expressing and coping with emotional upheaval. It can alleviate pain, nausea, and promote self-discovery. By engaging in music therapy, patients can find a sense of peace and resilience, reaffirming their identity and fostering a positive self-concept amid the changes.


Acupuncture is an ancient practice that complements traditional treatments, empowering patients to manage side effects and take charge of their healing. “Patients love getting massage and acupuncture through the Wellness Center. It has helped so many with anxiety and nausea,” says Lindsay Burt, MD, physician at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Through targeted treatments, acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing processes, offering relief from symptoms like nausea, pain, insomnia, and stress.

Massage therapy

Massage therapy offers a comforting touch, easing physical and emotional discomforts like pain, fatigue, and anxiety. The personalized nature of massage therapy ensures that each patient's unique needs and conditions are met, reinforcing their sense of self and providing a peaceful retreat from the challenges of treatment.

Group Fitness

Group fitness classes provide a supportive community that promotes physical activity and emotional well-being. Classes are tailored to an individual’s needs and focus on strength, flexibility, and endurance. In addition to the physical benefits, the classes also offer a sense of belonging.

Integrative Therapies for Wholeness

These therapies all address the emotional and identity challenges of cancer treatment. Gabrielle Langmann, MD, a palliative care physician at Huntsman Cancer Institute, highlights the impact of the Wellness Center. 

“It is uniquely situated to be a powerful tool for my patients to address their physical and emotional needs as they evolve throughout treatment and beyond. The space in which patients can find refuge is beautiful, expansive, and unique and the diversity of services and programs aims to be as inclusive of patients' and loved ones' needs as possible. I am so grateful for the existence and support of the Wellness Center as partners in whole-person patient care.”

Cancer touches all of us.