This 1.5-day workshop is suitable for anyone with an interest in caring for others using basic massage techniques.

Day 1 begins with an overview of the therapeutic benefits of massage in patients with life-limiting illness. And is followed by an exploration of ways in which to connect with others from a place of compassion.

Practical sessions are designed for you to learn how to create sacred spaces for massage, even in the most challenging of environments. Self-care is a priority and includes measures of preparation and body mechanics. General cautions and contraindications for massage in the Palliative Care setting are covered.

In pairs, participants will learn how to administer basic hand and foot massages designed for relaxation. Comprehensive notes will be provided, together with practical support to enhance confidence in caring for others with massage.

A subsequent half-day is included in the course fee, where participants have the opportunity to practice their new skills in a supported environment.

Compassionate Touch in Palliative Care is suitable for anyone who is a paid/unpaid caregiver, volunteer, healthcare professional, chaplain, social worker, counsellor, family member, friend or companion who is looking to enhance the quality of life of those in their care.

The course cost is $100+GST per person. For 2024 dates / private groups, please contact Carol Rose.

“A moment of silent understanding, a few minutes of unconditional listening, a kind word, a gentle hug, a smile, an intentional and caring touch can truly make a difference.”

Dawn Nelson
Massage therapist & Author