Markey to host relaxation seminar for patients, caregivers and staff

By Allison Perry

J-BradleyLEXINGTON, Ky. (June 11, 2012) — The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is hosting the first in a series of special one-hour relaxation seminars for cancer patients, caregivers, and Markey staff this summer, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, June 18, in the Combs Research Building Atrium.

This is the first in a series of “drop-in” seminars that will be offered 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the first Monday each month and 1:30-2:30 p.m. the third Monday each month.

The seminars, hosted by healing arts practitioner Corinne LaReau, will focus on the use of breathwork and guided imagery to help attendees develop skills to handle stress and develop a nurturing self-care routine. LaReau is also a licensed massage therapist and yoga instructor.

The event is organized by Markey's Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner Jennifer Bradley, who is dedicated to bringing more integrative healing therapies to Markey for patients. Bradley's practice is funded through a grant from the Lexington Cancer Foundation.

"Our staff and patient caregivers have told us that they would like help with managing their stress levels, and this is something that patients need, as well," Bradley said. "Corinne’s approach is wonderful for all three groups, and her many years of work in the healing arts area and calm centered nature make her the perfect teacher. We are fortunate that Corinne is passionate about bringing this kind of healing work to the Markey Cancer Center.”

Pre-registration is not required and individuals can come to any or all of these classes through the summer months. For more information on the seminar, contact Jennifer Bradley at

MEDIA CONTACT: Allison Perry, (859) 323-2399 or


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