At Hospice & Community Care massage therapy is one of the many therapeutic art forms that we use to promote well-being and symptom management within patients. We have a full-time licensed massage therapist on staff, as well as provide all of our LPNs, RNs and CNAs with training on therapeutic touch therapy. We also offer advanced training for LPNs, RNs and CNAs on foot massage and Comfort Touch practices. Comfort Touch is a nurturing, encompassing form of acupressure that is safe and appropriate for the elderly and the chronically ill. It can also be enjoyed by anyone seeking relief from the stresses of daily life.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Hospice & Community Care is committed to the personalized care and comfort of all our patients. Based on a patient’s needs massage therapy is recommended to complement their symptom management. The benefits of massage therapy may include:
- Pain management
- Anxiety reduction
- Facilitate rest and sleep
- Reduce fatigue
- Reduce nausea
- Improving comfort
- Reduce edema
- Enhance relaxation
- Increase feelings of calm and peacefulness
Types of Massage Therapy
The licensed massage therapist will work with each patient to develop a personalized plan of care. Techniques may include:
- Full and partial body massage
- Hand or foot massage
- Palliative Manual Lymphatic Drainage
- Comfort Touch
- Breathe work
How Can I Get Massage Therapy?
Hospice & Community Care team members assess each patient to determine if massage therapy would best meet his/her needs and assist with symptom management. Massage therapy is provided to adults, teens and children under our hospice care, and is administered by our licensed massage therapist.