Hand to Heart
Volunteer Program

Massage Therapy for Those Who Are Grieving

Our Grief Massage Program

The death of someone you love can shake the foundation of your existence and affect both mind and body. During a period of grief, you can become preoccupied with thoughts, memories, and images of your friend or loved one, have difficulty accepting the finality of the loss, and experience waves of sadness and yearning.

As our bodies react to our feelings, it’s common for grief to produce physical symptoms. Even simple, everyday things like getting up in the morning, going to school, college or work, or talking to friends may be a huge effort.

Hand to Heart is a volunteer organization made up of caring Licensed Massage Therapist that are here to help you find relief from the physical and emotional pain specifically associated with grief. We believe massage can be used as a healthy mental, physical and spiritual outlet during your grieving process. Massage after the loss of a loved one can act as the simplest of interventions. Grieving massage clients can benefit from the most basic offerings: simple physical touch, a calming environment, and the restorative impact of gentle massage therapy on the nervous system.

Through our program, you will be gifted with three - 1 Hour Therapeutic Massages to help you heal during this most difficult time.

If you, or someone you know, would like to apply for a grant to our program, please download and fill out the the form below and email or mail it back to us at:

[email protected]   or
9291 Laurel Grove Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Along with the following information:

Who are you grieving and when did they pass away? 
Where you reffered by a hospice agency? If so, which one?
  
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Volunteer with us:

If you are a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Virginia and would like to volunteer with our program, please email Pamela Heavner at [email protected] with your interest. 

The success of this program relies on caring massage therapists to help fill the need for our grieving clients.