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Provide comfort, rest and relaxation.

Everyone knows caregiving isn’t easy, but I never thought it would be like this.

  • "I didn't know that I'd spend my days being frustrated and angry because I don’t know what to do to help my loved one feel better."

  • "I didn't know that I'd spend my nights tormented by guilt wishing there was SOMETHING I could do."

  • "I didn't know that despite trying my best day in and day out, I could still end up feeling so helpless, so sad and completely alone."

Learn the steps to help your loved one find comfort and relaxation.

I will teach you how to:

  • Reduce pain and increase relaxation and comfort.

  • Take away the fear of providing touch.

  • Do "something" for your loved one, when nothing else seems to work.

  • Increase communication.

  • Take away the guilt because you've found a simple, easy way to help.

Gentle touch can help.
I'll show you how.

Let's face it, it's scary. Not many of us have been through Caregiving 101. We are often thrown into the role unexpectedly. It's time to stop wondering, "what can I do to help" or, "I'm afraid of making them worse."

Important Question: Does fear get in the way of providing rest and comfort for your loved-one?

What if there was a predictable, easy-to-follow, step-by-step method for providing safe, effective, touch for your loved one without the confusion, overwhelm or the crippling, “what the heck do I do next” syndrome…Would that provide the confidence needed to give comfort and rest for your loved one?

"Caring for a loved-one can be lonely and isolating.”

“I sometimes feel invisible and unsupported.”

Comments Received From Caregivers:

Created by a Caregiver for a Caregiver

Hi! I'm Susan Gee. I've been a licensed therapist since 2007 specializing in gentle modalities for those with chronic illness and at the end-of-life. 


Why am I so passionate about teaching you how to provide touch for your loved-one? I've seen first hand how much of a difference it can make in the life of someone in the midst of serious illness or facing death.

Many years ago I took my sister Joyce, for chemo every other Thursday - it was an all day affair. I provided touch to her feet and hands while she sat in the recliner in the infusion center receiving chemotherapy. Years later, I held my mom's hands as she endured difficult medical testing and at the end of her life. She'd say, "don't rub, just hold", and I did. 

While providing touch in a chemo infusion cener, it warmed my heart when a caregiver asked me to show them how to do what I was doing for their loved one. Picture this, me at one foot and the caregiver at the other providng this gentle touch. Wow, what an honor!

Following much soul searching and several years of denying the need, I developed A Guide for Caregivers; a simple method to teach caregivers how to provide gentle, safe and effective touch for their loved ones.

I have over 1,000 hours of trraining. I’ve provided hundreds of sessions in my clinic, hospitals, homes, nursing and memory care facilities. I’ve provided it for those near the end of life. 

I know first-hand how this gentle touch can provide rest, comfort and ease pain, stress and anxiety. I can teach you a simple, follow-along method  to provide it for your loved one, if you'll let me...

What Does the Research Say?

I know, I know... research is so hard to comprehend! But, it's important to know that it's being done on the topic for those who are ill. Here's one study:

In present day Western culture, massage is widely available and is used for stress reduction, treatment of specific musculoskeletal complaints, enhancement of flexibility and tissue perfusion, emotional rebalancing, and improvement in well being. Medical uses of massage are becoming more prevalent in many clinical arenas such as cancer-related pain, anxiety and depression (Ferrell-Torry & Glick, 1993), arthritis (Brattberg, 1999), cardiovascular disease (Hattan, King, & Griffiths, 2002), and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and dementia (Calenda & Weinstein, 2001).  

What happens if this course-opportuity ends without learning these gentle-touch techniques?

  • The Discomfort continues

  • The Stress continues

  • The Anxiety continues

  • The Restlessness continues

Let's Face It... You've Tried it All:

Support groups... 

Searching for tips... 

Reading the best books...  

And, you're still frustrated.   

You’ve considered it, but you’re just not sure. 

Will I make them worse?  

What makes this digital course so remarkable? I'm going to show you, step-by-step, how to safely and effectively provide gentle-touch for your loved one.

  • 01

    Welcome to the Course!

    • A message from your instructor


    • How to Use This Course

    • Before You Begin

  • 02

    Lesson 1: Benefits

    • Benefits

    • Quiz - Benefits

  • 03

    Lesson 2: Safety & Precautions

    • Safety & Precautions

    • Hand Washing Protocol

    • PDF-Permission from Physician Checklist

    • Safety and Precautions Quiz

  • 04

    Lesson 3: Tools You'll Need

    • Tools You'll Need Video

    • PDF-The Tools You'll Need Checklist

  • 05

    Lesson 4: Prop and Bolster - Getting Your Loved-One Comfortable

    • Prop & Bolster Video

  • 06

    Lesson 5: Communication - Preparing the Giver and Receiver

    • Communication

    • Being the Calm One in the Room - Video

    • Attribute Definitions Worksheet

    • Communication Quiz

  • 07

    Lesson 6: Shorter, Slower, Softer - Duration, Speed, Pressure

    • Shorter, Slower, Softer

    • Example of SLOWER - Video

    • Assessment Worksheet Instruction

    • Assessment Worksheet

    • Shorter, Slower, Softer Quiz

  • 08

    Lesson 7: Learn the Techniques

    • Technique Checklist

    • Session Goals Video

    • 7A-Effleurage/Long Stroke-Sample Video

    • 7A-Effleurage/Long Stroke Practice Video

    • 7B-Petrissage/Kneading Stroke-Sample Video

    • 7B-Petrissage/Kneading Practice

    • 7C-Petrissage-Thumb/Finger Circles-Sample Video

    • 7C- Thumb/Finger Circles Practice Video

    • 7D-Range of Motion (ROM) - Sample Video

    • 7D-Range of Motion, Fist Glide Practice Video

    • 7E-Petrissage-Milking Technique-Sample Video

    • 7F-Holds-Sample Video

  • 09

    Lesson 8: Hand & Arm Protocol

    • Intro to Variations for Arm and Hand Massage

    • VARIATION 1 - Step-by-step protocol on how to massage the hands and arms. Strokes in both directions.

    • VARIATION 2 - Step-by-step protocol on how to massage the hands and arms. Strokes in one direction only; toward the heart. Used when loved-one has edema or is at risk for developing edema.

    • VARIATION 3 - Step-by-step protocol on how to massage the hands and arms. No bend in arm at elbow due to medical device, comfort or preference.

  • 10

    Lesson 9: Foot Protocol

    • Foot Protocol

  • 11

    Before you go

    • This is a quick, one question survey to help me understand if this course helped you reach your goals.

Empower yourself with the tools that will make a difference

Just Imagine

Doing Something to Make Them Feel Better

Your Loved-One Resting Peacefully

Your Loved-One with Less Pain

A Deeper Connection with Your Loved-One

Are you ready to learn?

Comments from Caregivers:

Suzanne says, "I was very involved in caregiving for both of my parents in their final years. I hadn't thought about this type of therapy for them, but now that I have experienced first-hand the incredible benefits, I certainly would today."

Gloria says, "My husband was in so much pain following his liver transplant that he didn't want to be touched except to have his feet rubbed. That's how we got through those first rough nights in the hospital."

Mary says, "When my mother was on hospice care, I used gentle strokes and holds. It seemed to quiet her distress and anxiety and gave me precious minutes of connection with her."

Robert says, "Caregiving can be lonely and isolating. I can sometimes feel unsupported and invisible."

Pat says, "I've never given intentional touch to elderly family members who were very ill and frail. Why? Fear of hurting them."

Comfort for your loved-one is an afternoon away!

Your mission is calling and it's very important...

Thank you for your courage and commitment in sharing your mission with your loved-one.

I know it’s not easy. I know it often feels like the “caregiving game” is stacked against you. And I know that it often feels like the harder you work, the farther behind you can feel. 

But I personally believe it’s time for us to rewrite that story and take your caregiving skills to the next level. 

Your loved-one deserves it. 

But most importantly… YOU deserve it. 

I’m SO appreciative of your trust in me, and sincerely hope we get the chance to meet inside A Guide for Caregivers.


You have nothing to lose... except maybe a stressed-out loved one

This course comes with a full 7-day refund.

Digital Course: A Guide for Caregivers: How to Provide Gentle Touch for Your Loved-One:

  • Digital course available for (1) one-year from date of purchase
  • Full refund within 7-days of purchase and viewing of 90% of each lesson

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