I have taken on a new aspect in my business, still offering special massage, but also quick haircuts, footbaths, mini grocery pickup, and compassionate companionship. I had thought about this for quite some time and I realized that these services are needed on an outcall basis. Of course, these services are not really special for people without special needs as we easily get these services everyday. Or we can do them ourselves. But I have seen enough people and families that need these kind of services in their homes, group homes, and/or facilities. I am very happy that I can offer them now. I am starting in the Valatie, NY and surrounding communities. If you know of anyone who could use these services, don’t hesitate to give me a call to talk about it. Help me to help them.
SPECIAL PEOPLE DESERVE SPECIAL SERVICES…
Emotions and Essential Oils?
Did you know that you could help your everyday emotional and spiritual life with Young Living Essential Oils? This past year, I have been experimenting with a lot of these “feeling” oils and have had great benefits from them. For instance, this past holiday season, I was experiencing a lot of emotional overload. I decided to try some Idaho Blue Spruce. I diffused it every night and made sure I put it on to start my day, during the day, and before bed. I put it on my wrists, behind my ears, at the nape of my head, and on my temples. After I did this I used the left over oil on my hands to cup over my nose and inhale deeply several times. The Northwestern Native Americans used Idaho Blue Spruce for many things and considered it to be a sacred tree used for many spiritual rites. I was able to let go of much of the emotional turmoil I was feeling and my entire emotional and spiritual system was feeling much balance and grounding. This helped me tremendously to appreciate the holidays as they were for me without the emotional turmoil they were causing me. Some other essential oils I have used to help with emotions are: Cedarwood, Frankincense, Clary Sage, Valor (blend), Lavender, Release(blend), Forgiveness(blend), Present Time(blend).
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