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Comforted by- a Robot?

Posted by: Ann on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 12:00:00 am

Human interaction, care or comfort is not a one-way street. I don’t think a machine, no matter how cute, cuddly and real-like it is, can ever take the place of human connection.  Something happens to us when we give a moment of ourselves to someone in need of kindness. It comes right back to us- sometimes two-fold. Watching an old person interact with a robot turns compassion into entertainment.

Massage, Daffodils, & Alzheimer's Disease

Posted by: Ann on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 12:00:00 am

There’s a parallel here to people living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), massage and Daffodils.  It appears that emotions may outlast the memory of the event that triggered the emotion, according to a 2010 study conducted by Justin Feinstein reported in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States. In other words, if a person with AD has a happy experience, say from a family visit (or a massage!) he will continue to feel happy for a period of time even though he quickly forgets the actual visit.

Remember to tell them, I'll Always Love You

Posted by: Lisa on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 9:00:00 am

My moment in time with Ruth

Posted by: Kaci Jones on Monday, November 21, 2011 at 5:30:00 pm

This is a 'story' that emerged from our Combined Intensive 11/11 in Springfield, MO

Kaci is one of our newest Practitioners and a bright light in our community!

Compassionate Touch training enhances even chair massage!

Posted by: Janet Ziegler on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 3:00:00 pm

The heart of Compassionate Touch training helps one LMT overcome massage technique fears