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A soothing massage can help you unwind, but that’s not all. Massage can be used as a therapy for an injury or chronic pain as well as for relaxation, stress management and improving energy and alertness. At St. Ann Center we offer massage for all ages, pets and trainings in techniques, like Benevolent Touch.
By Sr. Edna Lonergan, MS, OTR, MT and Cindy Becker, MSW
Communicating with someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia is a challenge for family members and professional caregivers alike. How can you convey a message of love and a feeling of safety when words don’t seem to work?
This 50-page manual explains the unique process called Benevolent Touch which uses positive tactile contact on another or one’s own skin with loving intent. Learn the skills you’ll need to enhance feelings of security and belonging and reduce agitation, hyperactivity and anxiety through the power of touch. The fully illustrated pages demonstrate massage techniques that have proven effective in improving quality of life for people with dementia, special needs or sensory loss due to aging, and beneficial for anyone dealing with everyday stress.
Cost: $150 (including shipping)
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I can get through another day now that I’ve had my massage. It makes my worries and toxins go away—I feel great!”
~ Barb, St. Ann Center Wellness client since 1999