Massage therapy is one of the most requested services for hospice patients.  If you are not aware, caregivers administer hospice care when a patient has a terminal diagnosis and only seek comfort and relief from pain at the end of their life (for more information on what hospice is, you can read this blog).  However, many patients don’t love the idea of taking a lot of pills to relieve pain.

It makes sense that many people want a more holistic method of care.  So, one of the methods of comfort and pain relief we take at Aspire is massage therapy.  Through this practice, we can achieve our goal of offering the highest possible quality of care.

How Does Massage Therapy Work?

In conjunction with a physical therapist, our massage therapists work directly with the patient.  They do this to determine what massage techniques will work best for their situation and carefully personalize each patient’s care.  So, the kinds of massages will vary depending on the level of pain a patient is feeling and their lifestyle, goals, and preferences.  Our philosophy is to allow patients as much autonomy and choice in their care as possible!

What Does This Therapy Do?

Massage therapy is one of the most effective methods of pain relief without medication.  Through this practice, our massage therapists can find the area of a patient’s body that is in pain and attend to it directly. As a result, our patients feel relief from the tension and pain accompanying their diagnoses and illnesses by massaging their muscles and joints.

If you’d like to learn more about massage therapy or inquire about it for yourself or a loved one, please give us a call today!  Our patient care advocates are here to help. In addition, we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have!

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