About Aged and Palliative Care
As we age, our bodies naturally slow down and it can become more difficult to do things on your own. We may find we need help with everyday living, personal care, health care and or accommodation. Some of us might find we can no longer live in our homes due to changing circumstances and may move to an aged care facility or into hospice care. During this time it is important we get the care we need to ensure the highest possible quality of life .
Aged care is the support provided to older people during the elder years.
Aged care aims to support an elder to:
- stay connected
- maintain a sense of independence
- feel less anxious
- feel safe
- meet their social needs
Innermost Harmony Massage goes above and beyond introducing regular massage as a form of care within aged care that supports both the elder and their family. It is through the gentle touch and connection that massage offers that this is achieved.
Clients often report:
- improved quality of life
- less nervous tension
- less anxiety
- reduced aches and pains
Innermost Harmony Massage offers complementary services for people during palliative or end of life care. Treatment differs depending on the circumstances of the client.
The palliative approach is specifically focused on improving the quality of life for clients who are undergoing life-threatening illnesses. The treatment is designed for creating a positive mental and physical state by reducing painful symptoms. A gentle massage for example, can relax the nervous system and relieve tension in the whole body.
The Benefits of Palliative
Massage and Treatments
Aged Care & Palliative Massage
- Relaxes the nervous system and reduces stress and tension in the body
- Reconnects the mind and body
- Provides support in lessening side effects from other treatments
- Gentle hand, arm and foot massage
- Lower leg and foot massage
- Gentle face massage
The hand and foot massage with Innermost Harmony Massage are based on reflexology techniques to relieve pain, which is particularly helpful in the upper and lower legs, arms & hands.
In palliative care, massaging the hands has shown to be very effective in providing a sense of calm and comfort for clients. Even at the bare minimum, healing through communication and touch can be profoundly beneficial.
Gentle facial massages can ultimately relieve the tension caused by stress, frowning, jaw clenching and general pain. The sessions are usually done while seated, semi-seated or lying down on a massage table.
Why Choose Us
At Innermost Harmony our professional therapists are committed to ensuring the optimal experience for clients.
Services are carried out with a deep level of care and attention as our team is dedicated to improving the quality of life and well-being of the client.
Wherever you are within the Byron, Ballina and Lismore region, we come to you. Our aged and palliative care service is designed for people who have issues with mobility or who cannot travel to see a massage therapist.
Based on your individual needs, our mobile services can perform sessions in private homes, retirement villages, aged care facilities, hospitals and in palliative care.
Problems Massage Can Improve
Massage is known to improve:
- Quality of Life
- Circulation, Posture & Sleep
- Immune System
- Stress, Tension & Muscular Pain
- Shortness of Breath
Massage in palliative care is not a service that can cure illnesses such as cancer. However, it can give you relief from the side effects of external treatments and improve the quality of your life. Regardless of your cancer’s stage, it is still safe to get a light, gentle and relaxing massage.
Yasmin Lang also offers support and counselling for families during this time. She can help you deal with the grief of losing a loved one and the experiences in-between treatment.
What to Expect
Never be afraid to ask questions. Your relationship with the therapist is taken very seriously and we will try to accommodate you as best we can.
Our first session will involve discussion about the illness and the impact it is having. This will give us an idea on how to meet your personal needs and how to improve your well-being. We will also discuss the symptoms and pain you are experiencing as to determine what the best treatment is for your situation.
Family members are welcome if they would like to join the discussion or know any further information regarding the sessions.
Innermost Harmony’s clinic is based in Ballina NSW. Our mobile massage service travels to the following areas: Byron Bay, Bangalow, Ocean Shores and Ballina. Within the Northern Rivers area, we offer aged-care service providers, male and female therapists, mobile visits to your location and one on one support.
New Clinic Address: 70 Dolphin Drive, West Ballina, 2478
Please contact us via phone or email if you require support and services for aged and palliative care.
What Our Client Say
After my mother was diagnosed with a terminal illness, we both decided to go in to discuss the benefits of a palliative care massage. I really didn’t know what would happen. I was pleasantly surprised at how caring and warm the atmosphere was. Everyone was so compassionate towards my mother and her illness. I was very grateful to be able discuss my concerns and have my questions answered. My mother has been thoroughly enjoying her experience during the sessions and her mood lately is the best I’ve seen.
I have been getting massages for a couple of months now and it has gotten rid of a tremendous amount of pain. I have much more movement in my joints than before. For a while, I was having trouble moving them and could barely get out of bed. The most convenient thing though, is that the therapist can travel to my home! It has made life much easier and taken away the worry of leaving the house.
Frequently Asked Questions
$100 for 1hr (mobile visits $130)
Health Fund rebates apply where applicable
Yes. My service is aimed specifically at people who lack the mobility or opportunity to travel to a massage therapist and I offer my sessions in private homes, retirement villages, aged care facilities, hospitals and in palliative care.
Light, relaxing gentle massage can be done in a seated or semi-seated position or on a massage table which makes them ideal for people who are able to get out of bed for a short period of time, who are bed-ridden or in a wheelchair. N.B. To determine the best care for you, it is required that you seek your doctor’s approval.
While massage doesn’t treat the cancer itself, it may help reduce the side effects caused by conventional treatments and improve quality of life. See Oncology Massage for more information.