FOR PALLIATIVE CARE AND ONCOLOGY CUSTOMERS
Sometimes hospitalization takes the patient away from the possibilities of touching soft and loving. Relatives no longer dare, or have fewer opportunities to approach the loved one. Daily medical care can sometimes cause discomfort and pain, for example, with injections, changing dressings and exams.
Accompaniment by massage is a unique human experience that allows the patient to reconnect with his body, to appreciate a soft and benevolent touch, to surrender with confidence to relaxation and sometimes even to indulge in sleep.
The beneficial effects of massage therapy in oncology are numerous and demonstrated. Indeed, clinical studies, carried out in particular at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, confirm that massage can relieve up to 50% of cancer-related symptoms such as stress, anxiety, depression, nausea, pain, fatigue and insomnia as well as reduce neurological complications.
"Fortunately, even when it is no longer a question of healing, the soothing power of these imprinted encounters remains.
of humanity. Providing customers with care that embodies gentleness, delicacy and attention is a great gift for those entering their last journey in life. "
Andréanne Côté, Palliative care physician at Jean-Talon Hospital
Each month, more than 20 patients are hospitalized in palliative care at the Jean-Talon Hospital and just as many patients could also benefit from the benefits of massage therapy on other units. With your help, we want to ensure their comfort even more by offering them these treatments directly in their room. A gift that brings us together!