Pain, anxiety, and depression are symptomatic of anyone faced with chronic illness or end of life.
While drugs can reduce symptoms, they don’t always work and produce side effects. Massage helps to disrupt the cycle of suffering, offering brief physical and psychological benefits.
Psychologically, massage is relaxing, releases natural endorphins and distracts temporarily from pain and depression.
Providing massage to patients with chronic illness or faced with end-of-life concerns and care require not only skill but also compassion and patience.
I can help you with your loved one so that you can offer a comforting touch while at home, at the hospital bedside or hospice. Being able to feel at ease touching a loved one with the intent to heal, soothe and provide relief can drastically minimise the feelings of powerlessness in a life-altering situation.