Complementary therapy is a broad range of treatments outside of conventional medicine used to treat illness and promote health and well-being. Through creative expression, residents can experience many benefits including behavior modification, stress reduction, increased self-esteem, improved memory and achievement of personal growth. Therapies used at Terra Vista include art, music, horticulture, yoga, drama, pet, humor, light and aroma. These therapies help strengthen relationships, promote human dignity and improve quality of life by providing natural relief of stress, anxiety and even depression. Including families in these therapies is another way of maintaining a connection for loved ones.