WHAT IS PALLIATIVE MASSAGE

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Therapeutic Palliative Massage refers to specific massage techniques offered to clients and their family members dealing with end-of-life circumstances. This is a sensitive and delicate time that requires an immense amount of compassion and understanding as individuals find themselves facing incredibly challenging physical and emotional obstacles. Therapeutic Palliative Massage provides relief from pain and from the physical, mental, and emotional stress that often results from a terminal illness or difficult medical diagnosis. Palliative massage focuses on improving a client’s quality of life not only in the body, but also in the mind and spirit. This kind of specialized therapeutic care interrupts the pain cycle and allows a patient to experience pleasant sensations in the body that calm the nervous system. This care also allows for the release of muscular tension through extension and stretching. Therapeutic Palliative Massage is highly effective in reducing emotional anxiety, tension, and stress. Patients will sleep better, rest deeper, and will experience greater comfort. Intended to decrease physical suffering and depressive symptoms, palliative massage alleviates the physical side effects and distressing symptoms of a terminal illness or difficult and sometimes painful treatments to increase quality of life and survival time.  


THE BENEFITS

Therapeutic Palliative Massage is highly effective in reducing emotional anxiety, tension and stress. Patients will sleep better, rest deeper and will experience greater comfort. Intended to decrease physical suffering and depressive symptoms, palliative massage alleviates the physical side effects and distressing symptoms of a terminal illness or difficult and sometimes painful treatments to increasequality of life and survival time.