Wellness Complementary Therapies
Reiki is a simple holistic energy based healing encouraging the body’s natural capacity to heal itself on all, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. Reflexology and Therapeutic Touch are also available. Sessions must be booked ahead with our volunteer therapists. Call 705-435-7218 to book.
Ongoing throughout the year, drumming is now offered at Matthews House, every Friday morning from 10:00 – 11:30.
Taoist Tai Chi
New to Matthews House, Taoist Tai Chi is being offered again this spring. Registration required, call 705-435-7218 to join.
Marise Osborne, Team Leader for Wellness Volunteers at Matthews House Hospice, escorted a group of twelve clients, volunteers and Tai Chi Members on a wonderful visit to the very beautiful International Taoist Tai Chi Centre in Mono, just east of the town of Orangeville.
A new Wellness program, Meditation provides a calming effect on you body. It is ongoing every Wednesday 7 pm. Call 705-435-7218 to register.
Creative Healing is not about making pretty pictures, but is rather about exploring our own psyche. Difficult personal feelings can often be messy, even ugly, and this is often portrayed in work made during a Creative Healing session. While some pieces created in the session may turn out as beautiful artwork, others may be highly meaningful to the client but not necessarily considered ” high art”. It is important to remember that artwork created in Creative Healing sessions is just that – a representation of the work you have done with the session therapist – and not a finished piece as made in an art class.
Playing With Colours
Join this informal group every Wednesday morning from 10:00 a.m. until 12 noon as our volunteer artist guides you into discovering a passion for art that you never knew you had! Experience and talent are of absolutely no concern, but wanting to come out to relax and enjoy the fun company of others is important!
Men’s Group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:00 – 4:30pm for cards, darts, schule and pool. Drop by for an afternoon of fun and fellowship.
Holistic Chinese Medicine
Joining our fantastic team of volunteer practitioners at Matthews House, we welcome Sharon Crosby. Sharon is generously is bringing and sharing her professional talent and skills in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Sharon has been a health care professional and practicing in the field since 1979 and has made Alliston her home now for over 24 years. She has graduated from the Toronto School of traditional Chinese Medicine in Toronto and is a registered Acupuncturist with the Canadian Society of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.
Please consider signing up for an appointment. Sharon is available on Mondays from 10:00am – 2:30pm. Initial appointments will be an hour and a half to obtain a concise client history, but after that visit other appointments will be an hour in length.
Remember that all activities provided at Matthews House are free of charge to the clients.