ITK Healing Retreats are educational and experiential and serve as a catalyst for change and new possibilities for everyone involved. Children with special medical needs, their primary caregivers, and siblings experience integrative healing services, participate in support groups throughout the week, while also connecting with each other and other families.
Children with special medical needs and their families benefit from complementary and integrative therapies to support conventional medical approaches. Therapies such as massage, meditation, acupuncture and others are beneficial in the management of stress, anxiety, and pain, and support healing for the mind, body and spirit.
An integrative healing team of more than 70 doctors, nurses and healing arts practitioners deliver a range of services including:
Community volunteers give over 2,000 hours at the Healing Retreat and are in a position of service to support the participating families throughout the retreat period and beyond. Volunteers are seen as Community Participants and also benefit from the Healing Retreat program in that they have an opportunity to participate in workshops, receive education and training and form lasting relationships with each another and family participants.