Heart Touch Massage

Shawnee Isaac Smith had a very good friend and fellow body worker who was dying of AIDS. As you may assume, many friends and family members were uncomfortable visiting or touching him. Shawnee decided to offer a weekly massage session to him, and just to be touched, he told her, made him feel human again. Shawnee, through massage, found a way to comfort her friend in the biggest struggle of his life.

Spawned by that experience, the Heart Touch Project was formulated. The Heart Touch Project is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the training and delivery of compassionate and healing touch to homebound or hospitalized men, women and children. The organization uses professional volunteers to bring comfort to seriously ill patients in California.

Heart Touch is also expanding its outreach services across the United States through its Heart Touch Training Program, a three-day course designed to teach bodywork practitioners how to work with clients with difficult medical needs.

For more information, visit http://www.hearttouch.org.