From the Heart Through the Hands


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Useful Links

Dawn recommends the following originators or primary teachers of other massage and touch modalities specific to the elderly and/or ill.
More information about their programs, workshops, and resource materials can be found on their websites.

Gayle MacDonald

Tracy Walton

Mary Kathleen Rose

Irene Smith
Irene died peacefully in her home April 5, 2021. For more information,
see: . Irene's inspiriting, instructional materials continue to be available on her website, and her indomitable spirit lives on in the hearts of all who knew her. 

Sharon Puszko


Additional Recommended Websites:

Dorothy Irwin (Care with Compassion®)

Metta Institute (Innovative education on spirituality in dying)

Will Tuttle (Karuna Music & Art)

Kathy Laurenhue (Wiser Now, Alzheimer’s Resources)


Organizational Websites:

American Massage Therapy Association

American Society on Aging

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals

National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists

National Alzheimer’s Association

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization


Credits for this website:

Design: Brock Palmer
Music: Will Tuttle
Photos: Barry Barankin
Bonnie Burt