Cancer Patients and the Terminally Ill
Touch is the most basic of human communication. This massage is very soft and very gentle, to reduce pain and bring stress relief, and to communicate with touch that the patient is cared for and loved by those around them.
This massage can be done in a hospital bed, with the consent of their doctor and the hospital and/or hospice personnel and focuses on the hands, arms, legs, and feet. The back can be massaged as well in a position in which the patient is on their side, if space and equipment permit.
Family members may be present, if that’s what the patient wants, and may assist with the massage if they desire. It is all very focused on the patient and making them feel comfortable.
More information in my blog post – Massage for Terminally Ill or Cancer Patients