Massage Therapy for Families
The Community and Volunteer Resources Department of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, offers many programs to entertain their young patients. These children have anxious parents, many of whom spend weeks and sometimes months in the hospital with their child. The hospital staff takes good care of the children, but who takes "care" of the parents? The Comfort Crew consists of Licensed Massage Therapists who spend a couple of hours a week giving chair massages to the parents. It can be stressful for a child to be hospitalized. The relaxation of the massage does wonders for the parents and helps ease their anxiety level. Feedback for the Comfort Crew is always positive and the need for additional licensed massage therapists is critical. If you are a Licensed Massage Therapist, we need your help. This is a great way to practice your chair massage skills, and a rewarding way to give community service.