What is Grief Massage?
Grief Massage is a massage specialty that provides comfort for grief, serving people during the first two years of their grief journey.
Grief Massage serves by:
1. Creating a safe and nurturing space
2. Providing Unconditional Acceptance
3. Honoring the grieving body
Grief Massage differs significantly from traditional Swedish relaxation massage. Read why here.
Our Mission: To create awareness
of the benefits of Grief Massage and
nurturing touch for grief.
We offer free and discounted trainings through The Institute for Grief Massage℠ and help connect Grief Massage Therapists through The National Grief Massage Organization℠.
We believe that Grief Massage and nurturing touch for grief should be offered to all individuals in the early stages of grief.
We look forward to the day when Grief Massage is available to all people enduring a loss. We believe that when a loss occurs, Grief Massage should be offered just as readily as sympathy cards and flowers.
Founded in 2010 as The National Grief Massage Organization℠, we created The Institute for Grief Massage℠ in 2012. We exist to raise awareness of the benefits of Grief Massage and to support massage therapists who want to learn to provide Grief Massage.
Sharing the personal story of our founder Aimee Joy Taylor, who developed a unique Grief Massage modality after massage helped her heal from two traumatic losses, we have been able to connect with many people who resonate with our mission.
Our Grief Massage trainings have been in development since 2010 and are based on a combination of Aimee's experiences as a grieving person receiving massage and her practical experience providing Grief Massage and developing Grief Massage programs.
We believe that training and supporting massage therapists who have a heart for Grief Massage is the key to raising awareness of this important modality.
When hundreds of new Grief Massage therapists have been trained, we will have literally touched thousands of grieving people. We hope to make Grief Massage accessible to all in need.
Only licensed massage therapists who carry liability insurance are eligible to participate in our "Pay it Forward" outreach or certification programs. And, only currently licensed massage therapists are eligible for our basic in-person or online Grief Massage trainings. Additionally, the information offered on this website cannot be construed as medical or psychological advice or medical or psychological care. If you have medical or psychological needs related (or unrelated) to grief, please seek your doctor's care right away. We are not liable for complications arising from the use or misuse of the information offered on this website. Use of this website constitutes full acceptance and agreement with these terms.
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