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INTEGRATING AROMATHERAPY INTO PALLIATIVE MASSAGE

The sense of smell is one of the most primal senses and is able to invoke surprising influence over thoughts, emotions, moods, memories, and behaviors. Scents are experienced long before words. Scents can have a powerful influence over how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. Aromatherapy allows a person to bind the olfactory power of plants for healing, or simply to enhance state of well-being. In Complementary Therapy integrating aromatherapy into palliative care, especially in palliative massage enables a certain “healing” that is not merely physical, but emotional, mental and spiritual. I personally became more and more conscious that working on these levels and integrating aromatherapy into clinical environment has enabled to assist my patients in improving their emotional well being. Benefits of aromatherapy can be noted in promoting relaxation, alleviating anxiety, reducing depression, reducing pain, reducing nausea, alleviating physical symptoms, alleviate side effects of chemotherapy, improve sleep, reduce stress and tension, assists in psychological distress and provide emotional support, improves well being and quality of life and live with altered body image.  In my work, I have especially seen improvements in patients’ emotions during sessions which bring about clarity into their being despite deterioration. In integrating scents into massage intervention, it is important for therapists to adhere to basic guidelines when treating a patient with aromatherapy. They should avoid using any pressure directly on the area of cancer or affected area.   Also, to avoid pressure work with patients who are taking anti-oagulation medication or who have low platelet counts. Being aware of signs and symptoms, when deep vein thrombosis is suspected or diagnosed, massage to the affected limb is avoided.   Avoid areas of bony metastases and stoma areas, dressings, catheters and TENS machines. Be aware of patients with lowered immune functions, as they are more susceptible to infections.  Be aware that skin can be sensitive and/or paper thin due to medication, treatment and especially in the elderly.   Subtle Aromatherapy works on the spiritual and psychiclevels of healing. Once a patient has reached their end of life, working on the level of the higher self helps the emotional, mental and spiritual come to terms with the physical and so helps the patient reach acceptance and so attain calmness, tranquility and lack of fear. With this, it  is possible to improve the quality of life of a patient holistically.   … Continue reading

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PPCS will conduct End-Of-Life Care Nursing Workshops

         10 PPCS Staff  attended Train the Trainers Course of ELNEC-Core Curriculum. PPCS plans to conduct workshops for nurses. Our first workshop will be 25-26 May 2016. Interested Nurses kindly refer to  https://www.dropbox.com/s/vdeo2kqzhvbiymm/ELNEC%20Training%20brochure.doc?dl=0. There is a brochure giving all … Continue reading

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World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2015

PPCS made a press release on 10th October 2015 in conjunction with the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day to improve awareness of public regarding Palliative Care.  In line with this years theme “Hidden lives / Hidden Patients” PPCS highlighted … Continue reading

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Congratulations to His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Shah

PPCS’s heartiest congratulations to His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah on his enthronement as the Sultan of Perak XXXV

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MANJUNG PALLIATIVE WORKSHOP

PERAK PALLATIVE CARE SOCIETY (PPCS) Palliative care is an area of healthcare that focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients with life-threatening illnesses. It uses a multi-disciplinary approach, involving the coordination of medical, nursing and allied health services … Continue reading

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Tasek Corporation’s CSRS

Tasek Corporation Berhad (TCB) expanded its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives this year in medical/health and sport. In its medical/health sponsorship, TCB donated four units of Home Oxygen Concentrator Machines worth RM17,460 to the Perak Palliative Care Society (PPCS) to provide personalized quality care to cancer patients requiring such machines at home. Dato’ Dr Ziaudin Ahamed B Abdul Kareem (Director/CEO of PPCS) received the machines on behalf of PPCS. Mr Benc Cha (Group Human Resource Manager), Mdm Yantee (Training & Development, Manager) and Ms Nur Syamsidar (Training & Development, Executive) represented Tasek Corporation Berhad. Read more in Ipoh ECHO: http://www.ipohecho.com.my/v3/photo/pdf/1323_20150227160123_ju0gz.pdf

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Charity Food Fair

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Symphony of Voices Charity Concert

Symphony of Voices is a Charity Concert organised by Mr. Eugene Pook, Artistic Director and Conductor. on 22 October 2014. The Kuala Lumpur Orchestra will be performing in this concert at Grand Ballroom, Syuen Hotel, Ipoh.  It is being organised … Continue reading

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Amee Philips Exclusive Jewellery Sale and Charity Auction

Amee Philips, an internationally renowned Jewellery Designer, had an Exclusive Jewellery Sale and Charity Auction at the Indulgence Restaurant in Ipoh on 7th September 2014. Charity being on her mind, she had requested Dato’ Chong Phaik Kee, PerakState’s Director of … Continue reading

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Laughter Yoga

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