Knitting not only improves the overall health and well-being of the average individual, it’s been proven to help those coping with a vast number of health-related issues. Knitting helps divert pain signals from the brain, facilitates the regeneration of motor skills, and promotes a more positive mental attitude.
It’s well documented that minimizing stress facilitates healing. However, the ongoing stress of being ill can make this a hard cycle to break. Knitting automatically reduces stress levels by altering the brain’s alpha-wave output, making it an invaluable tool in the recovery process. And unlike other calming activities such as yoga, knitting is a perfect pastime for the bedridden. It can also be a wonderful activity for the whole family to take part in, alongside their convalescing loved one.
Our KNIT to HEAL programs are designed to improve spiritual, mental, and physical health, and are tailored to the needs of each individual. If you or someone you know is dealing with a health issue such as cancer, chronic pain, ADD/ADHD, post-traumatic stress, or cognitive brain injury, please feel free to get in touch with us for a free consultation. If you work for a health-care facility and would like to learn more about partnering with us, we would love to hear from you.
For more information on how knitting helps each of these issues, please visit our HOW IT WORKS page.
If you live in the GTA and your illness prevents you from coming to our location, please inquire about home visits.