"There are very few people I have known that have the level of caring and empathy of John and Sabine Morgan. Their unique skill set of being able to provide caring touch to people in the final stage of life has been inspiring to witness and a great blessing to our hospice patients. They are able to ascertain and provide highly individualized services to people whose situations are as varied as they can be. For each person they serve, they are each able to create a safe and sacred space, listening and learning what methods will provide the most relief and comfort. They engage totally in each session, putting the patient first, and providing not only gentle touch or massage, but also appropriate music and/or conversation providing a holistic sensory experience, leaving those they serve with relaxation and peace."

Cindy Pipinich, LCPC Social Worker, Rocky Mountain Hospice, Bozeman

"Working in hospice, I have shared time with John and Sabine. Each with their own gifts and styles, they met patients where they were. Attuning to their needs, they intuitively connected and offered touch from their hearts. John and Sabine bring compassion and trust to their work."

T. B. Bozeman, MT

"Working in collaboration with John and Sabine Morgan since 2012 at Rocky Mountain Hospice has been highly beneficial for our patients.  Over the years I have witnessed firsthand the power of Compassionate Touch and therapeutic massage for palliative care purposes. John and Sabine have extensive knowledge and training to provide care for multiple disease processes. They are gifted at connecting the emotional, psychological and physiological components of well-being, giving you a higher quality of life."

Matt Sonnek RN, Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse, Bozeman, MT

Palliative Care & Hospice Massage

prices vary depending on location and duration of session

When offering comfort and support, the right touch at the right moment can be even more effective than words. To a person whose body feels overwhelmed by a debilitating disease, or to a person who feels disoriented and isolated, careful and compassionate touch as a care-giving technique can be very reassuring and beneficial. Gentle touch allows us to feel acknowledged and connected, easing feelings of loneliness, anxiety and pain.

John & Sabine are both certified Compassionate Touch practitioners. Compassionate Touch is an evidence based approach which melds together focused touch and sensitive massage with a compassionate presence. More than a set of techniques, it is a way of relating that helps bring true change to the lives of people for whom nurturing human touch is just a memory. This skill-set differs from therapeutic massage in it’s gentleness and approach.  The therapeutic massage frame of reference addresses specific problems and attempts to change or improve specific conditions. In Compassionate Touch the intention is not to change the body or "fix" a condition. The intention is to support the person in what ever condition or state they are in, allowing them to receive from the session whatever is needed at the time.

John & Sabine Morgan have been bringing gentle palliative massage and compassionate touch therapy to seniors since 2006. They have advanced their studies and practice in palliative and hospice massage, in order to better understand and serve the needs of this unique community. Independently and through their three year affiliation with Rocky Mountain Hospice, they have worked with residents at Birchwood, Bozeman Lodge, Edgewood Vista, Elsie’s, Gallatin Valley Rest Home, Highgate Cottage, Highgate Senior Living, Hyalite Country Care, Mountain View, Spring Creek Memory Cottage, as well as in private residences.

Quality of life for people in hospice and palliative care is often compromised. Massage therapy can provide comfort and relaxation, and help alleviate a number of symptoms and conditions, including:

The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) states that massage therapy can improve the quality of life for those in hospice and palliative care. Recently published studies confirm that massage therapy is the fastest growing complementary therapy now offered in hospice and palliative care.

Our skills are tailored to each individual, with no routine. We check-in through out a session as much as is appropriate, making sure the client really is comfortable with us and the therapy.