Massage therapy

The Hospice offers massage therapy for patients in our Inpatient Unit in Newtown.

IMG_3026The treatment usually happens at the bedside. The massage therapist will discuss the treatment with the patient and the clinical team to ensure comfort and safety.

The benefits of massage include relief of muscular pain, reduction of stress, improvements in circulation, and comfort through safe and non-invasive touch.

For close family members a neck and shoulder massage may be available to help release tension. This is carried out fully clothed and usually in a massage chair.

“Your foot massage really helps my feet. They are less swollen and not so sore afterwards.”