The ‘M’ Technique® is a nursing intervention and a way of delivering therapeutic relaxation and an over-all feeling of calm to patients, carers, family members and colleagues. It is not massage or aromatherapy and does not replace or replicate the above complementary therapies. Instead it is a standalone skill, practising touch in a specific way upon a patients’ hands and feet.
You will spend the day receiving instruction from and practising on each other, ready to apply the technique to patients.
The ‘M’ Technique® is a structured touch delivered through a specific sequence of movements over a set number of times, in a set pattern, at a set pressure and set speed that never change. This makes it extremely easy to learn.
The ‘M’ Technique® works on skin receptors that send signals to the brain. The technique has been described as physical hypnotherapy, ‘a kind of meditation’ and a ‘spiritual dance’. The ‘M’ Technique® is suitable for the very fragile, critically ill or actively dying patient, or when someone is just very stressed.
Anyone can learn the ‘M’ Technique® – it is suitable for caregivers, family members, volunteers, and friends as well as nurses, therapists and other health professionals. It is not necessary to have previous training in massage.
Course Facilitator: Kathy O’Connell
The course cost includes lunch and refreshments