In Memory of Jeanne Carrillo and David Kern

Integrative & Supportive Services

Many of the integrative and supportive services we offer are provided in partnership with local businesses that share the belief in the Sentara mission to improve health every day in the communities we serve.


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Acupuncture is a practice to relieve pain and stimulate the body to heal itself.

Research shows that acupuncture is effective in reducing low back pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, headaches, and stress urinary incontinence. During a session, an acupuncturist stimulates a specific place on the skin called an acupoint. Some insurances cover acupuncture treatments. Both individual and group sessions will be offered.

Call 757-624-0420 or use the link below to make an appointment.


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Art Therapy

Art therapy helps participants to express and process their emotions.

Many participants experience calming, peace, or motivation. Individual sessions are offered in collaboration with Eastern Virginia Medical School’s Art Therapy and Counseling Program at no cost to patients. For more information and to register, call 1-800-SENTARA (1-800-736-8272) or visit our Classes & Events section on

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Equine Therapy

Equine Therapy In partnership with EQUI-KIDS, Equine Therapy is an interactive process combining the use of an Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy trained horse, helping patients rebuild a sense of confidence and perspective, while providing a sense of comfort.

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Garden Therapy

In collaboration with the Norfolk Master Gardeners, Garden Therapy is the use of plants and nature to create activities to improve one’s health and well-being.

These classes allow patients, survivors and caregivers to create individual crafts and participate in interactive connections that relax, restore and refresh the mind. The cost is $12 per participant which includes activity supplies and a take-home craft. To learn more, visit our Classes & Events section on To register, call 1-800-SENTARA (1-800-736-8272).


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Integrative Nutrition

Does what you eat affect cancer? Are there foods that can help fight the side effects of chemo?

Join us monthly for our nutritional education class or schedule an individual nutritional telehealth consult! Led by Shaye Arluk, MS, RD, Oncology Dietician and 20-year cancer survivor, each interaction will focus on easy ways to incorporate supercharged foods into your diet or how to use food to benefit your body the greatest.

Group classes can be scheduled by calling 1-800-SENTARA (1-800-736-8272) or through the link below.

Individual telehealth consults can be requested through the online scheduling link or by calling 757-624-0420.

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Massage Therapy

Did you know medical studies have shown that massages can help cancer patients both during and after treatment?

Massage therapy can help cancer patients with both emotional and physical side effects from treatment. Call 757-624-0420 or click the link below to make an appointment.


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Mindfulness Meditation

Experience the benefits of mindfulness and meditation for the mind and body.

Wellness Beyond Cancer facilitators offer a free program open to patients AND caregivers. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is encouraged. For more information and to register, call 1-800-SENTARA (1-800-736-8272) or or visit our Classes & Events section on (search for “Rest to Connect”).


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Music Therapy

In partnership with Tidewater Music Therapy, music therapy provides a unique opportunity for self-expression, distraction, comfort, and support. Board-certified music therapists combine music and therapeutic techniques to address the physical, emotional, or psychosocial needs encouraged by patients and families who are undergoing treatment for cancer.

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Peer Mentoring

No one has to face cancer alone. In partnership with Imerman Angels, match someone who has experienced a similar cancer situation (mentor) for one-on-one support.

Open to pre-vivors (patients at high-risk for cancer), patients undergoing treatment, caregivers and post-treatment survivors. We are looking for mentors to provide psychosocial support, empathy and understanding to cancer fighters and caregivers too.

Email for more information.

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Pet Therapy

Visiting with certified therapy pets provides patients and their families with comfort, relief and a distraction from pain, discomfort and stress.

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Reiki is an energy technique that helps to open and balance the flow of energy throughout the body.

It helps to facilitate a deep state of relaxation, using the body’s innate healing ability to restore balance and cultivate well-being, as well as helps manage stress, promote relaxation and comfort.

Call 757-624-0420 or use the link below to make an appointment.

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Tai Chi

Tai chi is a wonderful supportive tool for cancer patients that has been shown to reduce inflammation, improve balance and even reduce fatigue.

For more information and to register, call 1-800-SENTARA (1-800-736-8272) or visit our Classes & Events section on


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Wellness Beyond Cancer

A free, six-week therapeutic fitness, yoga and wellness for healing program in collaboration with Better Beach Bodies and Yoga from the Heart.

Learn to harness the restorative power of mindful meditation and the practice of yoga to combat fatigue, improve strength, as well as mental and physical functioning. Register for an upcoming free session by calling 1-800-SENTARA (1-800-736-8272) or use the link below to search for the next class series.

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Therapeutic activities like yoga can complement cancer-fighting medical treatment to help heal the body, mind, and spirit in the midst of the cancer battle, as well as combat fatigue and improve strength for survivors.

For more information and to register, call  1-800-SENTARA (1-800-736-8272) or use the link below to view our Classes & Events list.


How can we help you?

If you have a question about any of our services at the Sentara Brock Cancer Center, or about cancer care at Sentara in general, we’re here to help!

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