Emotions and Essential Oils?
I never thought I could…..but I can.
When I was first asked to do massages in several disabled group homes several years back, I wondered to myself….could I do it? could I handle it? would it bother me? Now I know that a day for me at the disability group homes brings so much fulfillment that I can’t hardly put it into words. The special people there have taught me so much. I love them very much. Now I could not imagine NOT giving massages to these very special people in my life. They are special people whose lives are so much different than the rest of us out here in the world. A life that I could not imagine myself but I end up with having so much gratitude seeing how much I can do independently and they cannot. Communication with them is not always verbal but it still takes place between us. I love to give them the power of touch. I hope it brings grace and joy to their life with dignity. The staff that takes care of them exudes professionalism along with caring for them like they were their family and I am also in gratitude to them for accepting me into their graces and helping me when I am at a loss. The experience of giving massage to special people who are disabled every week has been given to me as a very special gift and I am truly grateful.
Infants and Elders; A Gift of Love
Gentle, Focused, Compassionate Touch Massage and Communication for elders, seniors, chronically or terminal ill, those who are disabled, and/or those at end-stages-of-life is so important to the quality of one’s life.
You can now bring this type of care to your loved ones. It is a gift of love, a gift of life.
“Compassionate Touch® is a comprehensive approach that combines skilled human touch with a compassion therapeutic presence. The intention of Compassionate Touch is to improve quality of life for people living with the effect of aging, disease, or disability.”
My work with the elderly, sick, disabled and the dying has become a heartfelt mission for me. I absolutely love bringing this type of communication and Compassionate Touch to these populations. I cherish my relationships with them. And I know inherently that giving them this part of myself, gives them a smile on their face, less pain in their body, an immense measure of “feeling better” that day, that hour, or that minute.
“Serving this expanding population with nurturing compassion and care is my specialty. I use a set of learned techniques and skills, but more than that, I relate to each individual client and contribute to the quality of their life in some way that is both simple…and profound.” Dawn DuBois, LMT, CTP
Each moment I spend with these populations brings me further to the goal of helping with their day-to-day life in order to live in peace and grace. My methods of massage are always properly adapted for each individual. Special care is taken to address issues such as bone fragility, skin integrity, positioning, medications, and other points of concern that you, your family or doctors may have. Each session is fully customized for the individual to bring them the best care possible.
Research indicates that social connection and touch is a key component to health and happiness in the elderly. I believe this also to be true in the disabled or palliative care populations. We are human beings…from infant to elder. We all need comforting, Compassionate Touch® and caring communication.
Dawn DuBois, Licensed Massage Therapist, has been providing massage therapy to elders for many years. Her additional certification and training in Compassionate Touch® Massage and Communication has given her the expertise to give this very special type of massage. She can be reached at 518.727.8626 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org