opportunity to learn Comfort Touch(R)
- a nurturing style of acupressure that gives special consideration to
physical and emotional needs of the elderly and the ill. Its primary
is to provide comfort through techniques that promote deep relaxation
from pain. Participants acquire skills in applying the principles and
techniques of Comfort Touch(R)
use in a wide variety of
settings and circumstances, including hospitals, hospices, wellness
home-care and long-term care facilities. In most workshops Continuing
Units are available to qualified massage therapists, nurses, physical
and occupational therapists.
Education Workshops in Comfort Touch(R) in 2017:
workshops use the textbook "Comfort Touch: Massage for the Elderly
& the Ill" by Mary Kathleen Rose (LWW 2010) as the required text.
Available on this site or Amazon.com.
Comfort Touch(R) -
Nurturing Acupressure for the Elderly & the Ill - Omaha, Nebraska
March 26 to March 28,
2017 - Sunday -Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Universal College of Healing Arts
For more information visit: www.ucha.edu or call 402-556-4456 to register.
21 hours CEU
Comfort Touch(R) -
Nurturing Acupressure - Loveland,
April 28 to April 30,
2017 - Friday - Sunday -- (optional session:
Monday May 1)*
Ranch Retreat Center.
miss this opportunity to learn the principles and techniques of Comfort Touch(R) while letting yourself be nurtured
in the beautiful setting of Sunrise Ranch in the Rocky Mountain
foothills near Loveland, Colorado.
|Course fee is $265 by April
bird discount is
$235 by March 31.
(returning students may attend for a
fee of $165,
-- plus --
|To register for
send check to:
Comfort Touch -
PO Box 2455 Longmont, CO 80502 or
register online here:
Retreat Center Fee - includes
wholesome meals & snacks, and is variable,
depending on type of accommodation.
|Call Sunrise Ranch at 970-679-4200 or
register online at www.sunriseranch.org.
Required Textbook: "Comfort Touch: Massage
for the Elderly & the Ill." (Rose. LWW 2009. Available on Resources page.
Any questions? Call Mary Rose at
303-651-9375 for more information.
for 15 Contact Hours of Continuing Education by the National
Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
*Note: Mary Rose will be offering a
special 4-hour session Monday, following the weekend, for
massage and healthcare educators, who are interested in teaching
Comfort Touch. Call 303-651-9375 for pre-requisites, fees, and other details.
Touch(R) - Massage for
& the Ill
2017 -Longmont, Colorado - dates to be announced
Saturday and Sunday
am to 5:30 pm
Cancellation Policy: If
class is cancelled by the instructor - a full refund will be given to
the registrants. If a registrant cancels more than 3 weeks before the
class (via phone or email to instructor), she or he will be refunded
the full amount, minus a $25 processing fee. If a registrant cancels
less than 3 weeks before the class, and more than 72 hours, she or he
will be refunded 50% of the class fee. If a registrant cancels less
than 72 hours, or doesn't show up to the class at all, there will be no
refund. Payments cannot be transferred to future classes. Completion of
the workshop in its entirety is required to receive Continuing
Education credit. No partial credit is given.
Note from Mary:
days I am
teaching primarily in Colorado, but if you are interested in
sponsoring a Comfort Touch
workshop in your area, for your
healthcare organization or massage program, contact me at
303-651-9375 to discuss scheduling, travel and administrative details.
Rose emphasizes correct body patterning for the therapist to
enhance the quality of touch experienced by the client. This lesson
focuses on the significance of the major tonic acupressure points in
the trapezius muscle.
you so much
wealth of knowledge and experience. You share in such an easy, usable
K. C., massage therapist
the humanness, the power of simplicity and awareness. The presentation,
and hands-on work were truly magnificent...This is one of the most
highly enjoyable massage classes I’ve had. Mary is a gifted
excellent teacher." S. P., registered nurse and massage
comments from workshop
incorporating the six Priniciples of
into basic techniques for clients in the seated position.
Consultation, Private &
Instruction, Online Study
Mary Rose offers ongoing support to
therapists and other health professionals
who provide hands-on care to the elderly and those in hospitals,
homecare, skilled nursing facilities and home care. Her services
include one-on-one training, in-services, private and group lessons,
Institute for Integrated Healthcare Studies offers the only authorized Online Course in Comfort Touch.
For more information follow this link:
advice helped build my
with the elderly and the ill in medical settings and homecare. Though I
studied geriatric massage and oncology massage, I have benefited by
unique style of nurturing acupressure which is adaptable for people of
and physical conditions. She helped me with a marketing
emphasis on body patterning and self-care is a real bonus."
from workshop participants:
for relaxation and comfort prior to physical therapy therapeutic
to enable the patient to get increased range of motion. After
exercise, it could be beneficial to relax muscles, so the patient will
be in a
relaxed state, more apt to continue in the exercise program."
Students offer Comfort Touch in an Assisted Living facility.
amazed at how
receiving this work. And as the giver I enjoyed how effortless it was
comfort to the receiver." R. R. W., massage therapist
working with a non-ambulatory patient or client. It allows you to
the patient without hurting yourself with poor body mechanics. I work
hospice patients and oftentimes, I find myself in awkward positions for
body. This will really save me while the patient can receive quality
touch." V. M., massage therapist
will be a
starting a treatment session and creating a comfort zone and trust
initiate other activities for occupational therapy goals. This is an
practical and beneficial tool to add to my therapy bag of skills. Thank
much!" C. K., occupational therapist
addition to the breathing exercises learned and practiced in pulmonary
rehab." S. A., respiratory therapist
slow, comforting, respectful – can serve as a mantra for any busy
professional. This work has proven to be practical and engaging. It
simple beauty since it articulates not just a method, but a way of
those in physical, emotional, or spiritual distress." P. D.,