Why is touch so powerful?
The reason why is intertwined with life and death.
It is based on the recognition that the tactile experiences are the very first sensations which greet us at birth and are also the last perceptions to leave us when we die.
Touch has been known to penetrate the nonverbal state in patients who are unable to speak.
At times, patients may reduce their demand for drugs when massage is an integral part of the treatment protocol.
With the gift of human contact studies have shown patients :
- Emotional well-being has increased
- Limitations due to physical issues have decreased
- Limitations due to emotional issues have decreased
How is massage therapy different in hospice care?
We emphasize geriatric massage techniques which are directed toward the amelioration of pain, rather than vigorous approaches of deep tissue work or acupressure.