Laurie Archer, Nursing Home Administrator Adrian, MO
"I gave a hand massage to calm on of our residents who has Alzheimer’s disease who roams. I caught her as she was winding up to 'sundown'. She sat down and let me 'practice for a class I took'. In ten minutes, she was asleep with her head on my shoulder. No medication was needed that night to calm her down. It was so cool!"
Level 1 Workshop- Madison, WI
Oak Park Place
719 Jupiter Drive
Madison, WI 53718
ContactCenter for Compassionate Touch
Compassionate Touch® Level 1 Workshop: This 2 1/2 day workshop is for massage therapists or health professionals who wish to serve elders, and the ill or dying person. Training includes: Common conditions and unique needs of elders in long term care; benefits of massage for individuals in care settings; sensitive massage techniques; comfort positioning; safety and precautions; accessing a person in a wheelchair or hospital bed; introduction to massage in care of those with dementia; specialized communication skills and introduction to expanding massage practice into care settings. Compassionate Touch® sessions with elders are a part of this training. Your hands-on experience is deepened as all of our training is held in a long term care facility. Instructor: Amy McLoughlin
Saturday and Sunday 9am-5:30pm
Cancellation Policy: In the event that you are not able to attend your scheduled event-all tuition payments are transferable to any course up to 1 year from original course date or you may send a substitute. In the event that the workshop is rescheduled, you have the option of transferring your registration to any future workshop or you may request a tuition refund. We will make every effort to notify you of a reschedule 1 week prior to the workshop date.