Monday, 08 February 2010 19:48
HEALING HANDS PROJECT
Parents of children with CHD don't need to be told that stress can be a factor in their lives. And that the stress—that's often a result of trying to manage the care for your children—can affect the quality of your care, and obviously the quality of your own life. Stress no more—Healing Hands can soothe the pain. And it's free!
Our Healing Hands Project enables you to receive that magic touch, from certified massage therapists who will provide therapeutic massages to parents who are caring for a child receiving treatment. Based on your individual needs, we provide massages at the hospital, Ronald McDonald House, or at local extended-stay locations (arranged ahead of time).
The stress of caring for a sick child can take both a physical and an emotional toll on parents. The simple pleasure of a caring touch, delivered in the form of an expert, attentive massage, can raise the spirits and supply renewed energy and focus. You'll be ready to face challenges anew—and ready to greet your child with a smiling face.
*Massage therapy provides the following benefits:Physically relaxes the body
*Lowers blood pressure and calms the nervous system
*Reduces tension headaches
*Reduces mental stress and calms an agitated temper
*Reduces anxiety and provides a feeling of well-being
For parents of inpatients: Call for schedule of availability. The massage therapist will identify a location away from patient- care areas to perform the massage. Massages cannot be provided at your child's bedside due to safety and infection-control concerns.
Parents can contact Amy Castillo to arrange an appointment for a massage. Please contact us at 831-406-1810 or you may email any questions that arise.
There is no cost to the families for massage. We only ask you call ahead to schedule an appointment. If staying at the Ronald McDonald House, please sign up for a massage at the front desk (when available).
*Note: Chair massages are available to parents and caregivers who are at least 18 years old and able to sign their own consent for services.
Last Updated on Monday, 31 May 2010 21:27