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Comfort Touch textbook --

Comfort Touch: 
Massage for the Elderly and the Ill

is a textbook designed to inform the caregiver who is interested in bringing the benefits of touch to a broad range of people in need. It will give the reader the confidence to practice this nurturing form of acupressure in a variety of settings, including hospices, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home care. The practitioner can learn techniques that are safe and appropriate for the population for whom conventional massage may cause discomfort or even injury. It will give the reader an understanding of the physical and emotional needs of the elderly and those suffering from chronic illness and/or injury. The book is ideal for massage practitioners and students as well as nursing and allied health professionals.

Includes:
Understanding Health; Issues of Illness and Aging; Loss and Grief; Approaching the Client; Principles and Techniques of Comfort Touch; Special Populations; Communication and Documentation; Self-Care of the Caregiver; Program Development.

 Additional Online Resources: CareNotes; Client Intake forms; and more.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.  ISBN 0-7817-9829-9.

156 pages, 8.4” x 10.8”    111 photos and illustration.      Price: $47.95.


To order Comfort Touch send check or money order* for: $47.95
plus $5.00** S&H to:

Wild Rose, P.O. Box 2455, Longmont, CO 80502 USA

*Note: Payment must be in U.S. funds and payable through a U.S. bank.

** For shipping outside of the U.S. inquire about rates: info@comforttouch.com.

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Comfort Touch of the Hands & Feet --
A Guide for Family Caregivers


This easy-to-use guide offers practical instructions for caregivers, allowing them to offer the benefits of Comfort Touch® to family members and friends, within the home, and in medical settings. It emphasizes self care and efficient body patterning for the giver of touch. It includes information on precautions in the use of touch, and tips for making the client comfortable. Detailed instructions, which are based on the guiding principles of Comfort Touch, are illustrated with beautiful black and white photography.

Wild Rose. 2015. ISBN 978-0-9636234-6-1

5 1/2" x 8"; 80 pages' 117 photos/illustrations

Price: $17.00 + shipping $4.00.*

To order send check or money order to:

Wild Rose. PO Box 2355, Longmont, CO 80502 USA

To inquire about quantity discounts, contact: rosevine@comforttouch.com

*Note: Payment must be in US funds and payable through a US bank.

**For shipping outside of the US inquire about rates: rosevine@comforttouch.com.

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Video DVD "Inspiring! Essential tool for every hands-on bodyworker."

Comfort Touch®

Massage for the Elderly and the Ill 

Comfort Touch - Respect - Hands


This beautifully produced video introduces the viewer to the principles and techniques of Comfort Touch, a nurturing form of acupressure designed to be safe, appropriate and effective for the elderly and the ill. Drawing on her many years of experience practicing and teaching this work in home-care and medical settings, Mary Kathleen Rose shares the essential elements of Comfort Touch with demonstrations of its applications in the seated, supine and side-lying positions.

This program will inspire the viewer - whether healthcare professional or family caregiver - to offer the benefits of touch to those for whom conventional massage may cause discomfort or even injury. While Comfort Touch provides soothing relief for the elderly and the ill, it can enhance the quality of life for anyone in need of a caring touch.

Comes with 40-page Video Guide which includes:

- Principles and Techniques of Comfort Touch
- Benefits of Comfort Touch
- Precautions in the Use of Touch

- Self-Care Exercises for the Caregiver.                            
ISBN 0-9636234-5-1:   2005.

$89.00 Library Edition - Includes performance rights for Educational and Institutional use.

$29.00 Home Use Only - For individual use.

Available in  DVD format.     34 minutes  

To order Comfort Touch  send check or money order* for: $89.00 (Library Edition) or $29.00 (Home Use Only) plus $4.00** S&H to:

Wild Rose, P.O. Box 2455, Longmont, CO 80502 USA

*Note: Payment must be in U.S. funds and payable through a U.S. bank.

** For shipping outside of the U.S. inquire about rates: info@comforttouch.com.

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Additional Resources:


BEREAVEMENT: Dealing with Grief and Loss by Mary Kathleen Rose, LMT;
Wild Rose, 1996.
ISBN 0-9636234-3-5

Written for the bereaved individual, as well as for family, friends and professional caregivers, this 30-page booklet helps the reader to understand the grieving process. It talks about the losses for which a person grieves; including death, divorce, changes in health status, job loss, moves, etc. Bereavement describes different aspects of the cycle of grief and gives helpful suggestions for coping with the stress of loss. It gives guidelines for friends and caregivers to better support bereaved individuals in dealing with loss. Bereavement includes sections on:

  • Losses
  • The Cycle of Grief
  • Coping Skills
  • Supporting Others
To order Bereavement send check or money order*
$5.00 plus $2.00 S&H to:
Wild Rose, P.O. Box 2455, Longmont, CO 80502 USA

*Note: Payment must be in U.S. funds and payable through a U.S. bank.



 

rosevine@comforttouch.com

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