Nurturing Touch Massage for patients (ALL TRAINING & EQUIPMENT PROVIDED)
At North Haven Hospice we have a team of volunteers who provide Nurturing Touch (NT) massage to patients and/or carers in the patient’s own home.
Nurturing Touch is a unique form of massage that utilises methods specific to working with the terminally ill. Once a volunteer has been trained in Nurturing Touch, they can give this massage to a patient’s hands and feet and eventually with additional training, to a patient’s back, neck and shoulders if required.
The therapist works individually in the community in a patient’s home. You are supported by a mentor to provide supervision and Volunteer Services at North Haven provides ongoing support. A fully equipped therapy bag is provided for NT Therapists who are active in the community.
- Attending a NT training workshop at North Haven Hospice (Thursday 28th May).
- 2x supervised NT sessions with patients.
- 2x sessions shadowing an In-Patient Unit volunteer to gain a better understanding of Hospice.
- Attend an Induction course of 6 hours during your 1st year of volunteering.
You are expected to attend further in-service training to enable you and patients to interact safely. Specific requirements
- Willingness to be trained to hospice standards for this very therapeutic role.
- Be a good listener.
- Be willing to travel in the Whangarei district (hospice can provide petrol reimbursement under some circumstances).
- Be able to have a minimum of 2 patients at any one time in the community.