“It didn’t feel very comfortable or feel right sitting in a waiting room in an ugly gown.” -Breast cancer survivor
The robe’s kimono- style, luxurious colors and fabric were specially selected by Toby Israel, Ph.D., founder of design psychology, to help women feel feminine, sophisticated, sensuous and calm.
A message of support from cancer survivors sewn into the robe’s collar offers personal, ‘woman to woman,’ emotional support.
The robe’s leaf print purposely wraps women in gentle botanical imagery, allowing them to envision the healing power of nature. More.
Hospitals spend millions creating healing spaces, yet for a miniscule % of design budgets, women wearing stunning Robes to Wellness enliven both patients and place. Robes to Wellness provided free to women in multi-week outpatient treatments, reduce hospital gown laundry costs, energy use and hassle. Ask about our bulk-buy discount.
When hung on a kimono rod, the robe transforms your hospital, doctor and other healing arts places, into a welcome oasis for patients on the road to recovery. Such ‘hangable,’ ‘wearable’ art provides a positive distraction for patients and caregivers.
The Robe to Wellness Project establishes Sewing Circles Support Groups at local cancer centers. This unites providers and the community in their efforts to give the post-hospital support crucial to well-being.
Evidence-based research suggests that natural scenes aid in healing. Roger Ulrich, ‘A View from a Window’, Science Magazine, 1984. This landmark study documented the physiological effects of people’s experience of nature, measuring blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, etc. It provided scientifically sound evidence that patient’s with views of nature used less narcotic and milder analgesics, indicating lower pain experience. Such patients also stayed in hospitals for a shorter time period and had a more positive surgical recovery overall than patients whose views included no natural elements.