Regular sessions of Comfort Touch massage are medically proven to:
* Reduce the pain associated with arthritis and other inflammatory conditions
* Provides a sense of care and connection
* Improve quality of sleep
* Increase blood flow
* Improve balance and flexibility
* Support immune system function
* Lower agitation tendencies such as pacing, wandering and resisting
A Touch of Comfort is an essential element to physical and emotional well-being.
A Touch of Comfort™ is a Nurturing Specialty Massage for Relaxation and Pain Relief
Health is your most valuable asset. A Touch of Comfort's primary focus is to provide a sense of physical and emotional well-being using techniques that bring about deep relaxation and relief from pain.
Regular Comfort Touch therapy sessions can noticeably improve overall health and happiness, while invigorating your body and mind, one touch at a time.
Mon: 11am - 6pm
Tue: 11am - 6pm
Wed: By Appointment
Thurs: 11am - 6pm
Fri: 11am - 4pm
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Last booking Monday, Tuesday, &Thursday is 6PM.
Last booking Friday is 4PM.
The Flexibility of Comfort Touch
Comfort Touch can be practiced in a variety of settings, such as a person in a wheelchair, a regular chair, a recliner, a hospital bed or a bed in the home or care facility. Because this technique does not require the use of lotions or oils, the client can remain fully clothed. Comfort Touch provides a nurturing form of contact with specific attention to the amount of pressure that is appropriate for the individual and individually adjusted to ensure a sensation that is soothing, yet invigorating.
30 Minute Session - $40.00
45 Minute Session - $60.00
What is Comfort Touch?
Comfort Touch is an approach to massage that gives special consideration to the physical and emotional needs of the elderly and those with dementia, and acute, chronic or terminal illness. Because the primary focus is to provide comfort using techniques that bring about deep relaxation and relief from pain, it can be used for a broad range of people, including young and healthy individuals in a variety of settings. through the body’s natural response to a gentle, compassionate touch.
Our sense of touch is the oldest of our senses. It is a primary means of connection, communication and comfort. We are nurtured by touch throughout our lives. From infancy, when touch is comforting for both mother and child, to end of life. When other senses such as sight, taste and hearing diminish, the sense of touch remains.
Gentle, compassionate touch with a respectful attitude and intention works with the body to release the natural chemicals that affect the brain’s perception of pleasure or pain. Comfort Touch can stimulate the production of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers, as well as oxytocin, a hormone associated with feelings of bonding and connection. When touched in a gentle, compassionate manner the production of epinephrine is counteracted, reducing distress, fear and anxiety.
Comfort Touch does not use deep thumb or finger pressure that could be harmful to delicate skin and tissue, or painful or uncomfortable to the client. It is a slow, nurturing touch which acknowledges the wholeness of the individual.
Comfort Touch is not “light touch” or “non-contact” touch. It is specific and consistent in its application, as appropriate for the client, to allow the deepest relaxation and the greatest benefit to the recipient.
Who Can Benefit from Comfort Touch?
The elderly. Comfort Touch is medically proven to assist with the physical and physiological changes of aging.
The chronically physically ill including anyone suffering from heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pulmonary disease, kidney disease, MS, arthritis, Parkinson’s, ALS, HIV/AIDS and fibromyalgia.
The terminally ill benefit through the physical and emotional support of Comfort Touch throughout the process as it addresses the changing needs of an individual approaching death.
Those with dementia or Alzheimer’s can experience a greater quality of life and Comfort Touch can help with the primary symptoms of orientation confusion, restlessness and combativeness.
People with acute illness or injury can experience relief with Comfort Touch and it helps facilitate a state of well-being during the recovery period.
Pre and post-surgical patients receiving Comfort Touch can feel more relaxed before surgery. After surgery, the simple use of touch can help to reduce or alleviate pain and contribute to the healing process.
People with spinal cord or closed head injuries can address issues of pain, insomnia and emotional support from the acute phase of the injury through long term rehabilitation with Comfort Touch.
Pregnant and perinatal patients adapt more easily to the changing needs of the pregnancy with Comfort Touch and find it provides valuable support during labor and delivery.
Newborns and infants receive beneficial, immediate comfort and stimulation from Comfort Touch. Ongoing use by the parents, caregivers or a practitioner provides physical health benefits and emotional bonding. It can be a soothing, calming aid for sleep and emotional or physical distress.
Comfort Touch is adaptable to the needs of children, as well. It can help the establish a base for meaningful communication and help calm a child who is feeling out of sorts.
Trauma patients and those with mental illness can be aided from Comfort Touch as part of complementary care for those suffering from a wide range of mental illness, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and PTSD.
Autistic individuals, both children and adults, find the broad, direct pressure used in Comfort Touch calming to their over-sensitized system.
Healthy people can use Comfort Touch in their overall wellness practice, for stress relief and relaxation.
Call to schedule A Touch of Comfort in your own home, care facility or medical facility.