Massage Therapy

Benefit Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

The quality of life for people in hospice and palliative care is often compromised. Research has shown that massage therapy can provide comfort and relaxation, and help alleviate the following symptoms and conditions commonly associated with this population:

  • Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of sleep
  • Depression, mood disorders
  • Stress
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue

Depending upon each patient’s individual needs and condition, slow, gentle massage techniques applied to areas not affected by the patient’s condition, can be quite beneficial.
Even if there are some limitations on how a hospice patient may receive massage therapy, the overall benefits are significant.
Massage therapy impacts the body, mind and spirit.

Massage alleviates aches and pains, resulting in:

  • A possible reduction in need for pain medication

  • The ability to perform activities of daily living with greater comfort

Massage increases circulation, contributing to:

  • Improved skin condition

  • Decreased risk of pressure ulcers

Massage provides tactile stimulation, which:

  • Alerts the senses

  • Increases body awareness

Massage induces a relaxation response, leading to:

  • Improved quality of sleep

  • Greater ease of breathing

  • Calmed agitation

Compassionate and caring touch supports emotional well-being by:

  • Providing a pleasing way to interact with others

  • Offering a means for non-verbal communication

Focused touch enhances spiritual well-being, resulting in:

  • Being grounded in the present moment

  • Greater sense of self-worth

Hospice Massage Therapy

More Information

If you would like more information about St. Elizabeth Hospice, or would like to make a referral, please contact us:

Phone: (859) 301-4600

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If you would like more information about the St. Elizabeth Hospice program or would like to make a referral, please contact us: Call (859) 301-4600.