NURTURING TOUCH WITH DEMENTIA
Person Centered Care for people with Dementia, rests on relationships and connection. As a practical tool, massage can help to ease the physical, emotional and psychosocial distress that leads to the behavioural symptoms of Dementia. Touch becomes a language of the human heart, and a remembrance of their place in the world.
Massage treatments are tailored to suit the client’s needs. Prices can vary due to the location and needs of each person.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Touch Deprivation is a very real issue within Western Culture – especially among older adults and those in residential care. It leads to feelings of isolation, anxiety, insecurity and decreased sensory awareness.
Massage profoundly impacts upon the quality of life for older adults by validating the human experience of aging. It supports physical movement, increased functioning in the activities of daily living, and alleviates aches and pains. Blood circulation and sleep quality is improved, as is the overall feeling of well-being and quality of life.
WHAT THE TREATMENT INVOLVES
Each massage treatment is tailored to the individual needs of each client. Nurturing Touch does not require oils or the need to undress. It can be received seated – or adapted for those unable to get out of bed. 30-minute Nurturing Touch can include upper arms, back, shoulders, neck, head, and face. A 60-minute Nurturing Touch may also include lower arms, hands, knees, legs and feet.