Palliative care massage is aimed at reducing suffering and improving a patient’s quality of life at every stage of illness or injury
It’s a great privilege, as massage therapists, to serve children and adults with cancer, to witness their journey and be present with them as they walk a difficult path.
As practitioners and teachers, we practice integrative therapy including massage, acupressure, reflexology, warm stones, herbal-infused oils, and visceral/neuro manipulation to provide palliative care massage aimed at reducing suffering, providing support, and improving a patient’s quality of life at every stage of illness or injury.
When you are sick for the last time in your life,
walking around, shaky, frail with your final illness,
feeling the space between yourself and other people
grow wider and wider
like the gap between a rowboat and its dock —
you will begin to see the plants and flowers…