Archive for June, 2010

Recently our hospice massage program was nominated for an Innovation Award within a large consortium of hospitals and healthcare organizations. Although we did not win, at the awards ceremony I had the opportunity to meet some other healthcare providers and learn about what they are doing.

One doctor I met, who is a medical school dean, expressed interest in our hospice massage program. “Eva,” he said, “Did you know that neurological research is discovering that touch has a significant physiological impact? Of course massage is a nice thing to do for people, but it’s turning out to be so much more than that!”

Usually it’s massage therapists trying to point out research findings to doctors: how lovely to experience this dynamic in reverse.

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