October 18, 2011
Sue Ann Stabley, LMP, B Sci. HCA – Compassionate Touch For Elders: A Growing Practice Opportunity
Massage for elders represents a growing market for massage therapists. This presentation will define this potential clientele and demystify the care setting where they are found. You will learn specific needs and benefits of massage for elders in facility care; strategies for accessing these elders; and guidelines for massage which we will practice. You will be introduced to Compassionate Touch, a nationally recognized training program teaching a sensitive caring approach for those in eldercare, hospice, and palliative care that helps enhance quality of life for those in later life stages. Hands on practice will be done seated in our chairs. For more information visit www.compassionate-touch.org.
Instructor: Sue Ann Stabley is a Washington licensed massage practitioner and is nationally certified through the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. She holds a BS in Health Care Administration and has over 26 years of leadership and mentoring experience as senior management in both acute healthcare and business settings. Sue Ann found Compassionate Touch® while exploring for a primary focus for her massage practice, found her calling, and obtained certification as a Compassionate Touch® Practitioner and Trainer. She is also a certified Zen Body Therapist and maintains a private practice in Olympia.