The therapeutic effects of hand massage
Peter Croghan Hospital access nurse, Developmental Neurosciences and Learning Disabilities Directorate, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Using a case study, Peter Croghan shows how learning to give a hand massage can help staff to communicate with patients who cannot speak
This article provides a framework for the inclusion of hand massage in the care plans of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities in a hospice setting. It illustrates how developing staff skills in relaxation techniques such as hand massage can have comforting effects for children receiving hospice care.
Learning Disability Practice. 12, 5,29-32. doi: 10.7748/ldp2009.06.12.5.29.c7065