Hands on Elders offers gentle massage and bodywork to the elder community through our walk-in clinic, office visits and in-home services.
Why is Touch Important for Elders & Caregivers?
Sensitive, skilled and caring touch can provide comfort to elders when illness, disability or aging reduce the capacity to enjoy life’s simple tasks.
Massage therapy has been shown to reduce muscle tension, stimulate circulation, speed healing and boost the immune system. Our variety of modalities—the gentle, reassuring touch of Reiki; the rocking motion of the Trager® approach; the coordination of body systems and injury support with Body-Mind Centering®; the “listening” touch of Rosen Method Bodywork to help people relax in their bodies and be more comfortable with their emotions; the gift of Voice/Sound work for healing and self-expression; and the delicate hands-on rhythms of CranioSacral Therapy–can have positive effects on mental-emotional states as well as health and well -being.
We are here to raise matching funds for a small grant we received from The Community Foundation to help us better serve elders through in-home visits from our team of therapists. Funds will also help to expand services at our walk-in Clinic, which offers affordable full-hour treatments to elders and their caregivers.
Here's what our elders say about Hands-on Elders:
“This is the best thing that has ever happened to me.”
“I would never let anyone touch me before, but with someone you trust, it is so healing.”
“Personally, I now feel pain-free in specific areas and less pain overall.”
‘I’m beginning to love my body with this work.”
“I recognize Hands-on Elders as a truly important contribution to the community.”
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