Testimonials for the 'M' Technique

USA

The ‘M’ Technique is fantastic for relaxation – simple, gentle, safe and effective. I have tried it myself. —Dr Mehmet Oz MD. New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center New York, NY.

We had a gentleman who was very close to death – he was restless and had a high fever. His hands were clenched. It was 5pm. I used the ‘M’ Technique on his feet. His wife sat and watched me. As I began to do the ‘M’ Technique on his hands, I noticed that his contracted hands began to open and relax. I was amazed and motioned to his wife to look at her husband's hands and she was so touched. In her very loving voice, the wife stated how long it had been since she had been able to hold her husband's hand. She said when the Alzheimer's journey first began, her husband was so fearful and they held hands everywhere they went. She missed that connection. So I told her to pull her chair by the bed and as I left they were holding hands and she was so content. He died a few hours later at 3am, but the gift that the ‘M’ Technique gave that family is amazing. —Diane Giddings RN. Minnesota

Yesterday I taught a daughter how to do the ‘M’ Technique to her father's hands as he was dying. The family kept commenting how relaxed it made him. It's a wonderful thing. He died just prior to my leaving work. The family was so grateful to have had that time with him and to have done something that helped him pass peacefully.
—Betty Surette RN, Hospice Nurse, St Clare Hospital, Dover, NJ

The ‘M’ Technique is like a wonderful choreographed dance – a dance that combines mind, body and spirit and connects the give and receiver. —Maria Mazzer, RN, HN-BC. The Valley Hospital, NJ.

The ‘M’ Technique is easy, effective and great for stress. I highly recommend it.
—Woodson Merrill MD. Director, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY

The ‘M’ Technique is a great way to provide gentle, nurturing, relaxing and safe care. I am a massage therapist and often work with patients who are in hospice or are critically ill. Thank you Jane for making this technique available. My patients and I love it. —Ellen Terry Kessler, LMT, New York, NY

The ‘M’ Technique is one of the best stress-relieving gifts a non-professional can give another. The ‘M’ Technique is simple enough to be used by anyone on family members or friends and it works fast. —Marge Clarke, Business Director, Madison, TN.

The ‘M’ Technique is a great way to shed all the trappings of a busy life and allow yourself to just ‘be’. It really works and so quickly. Plus, I relax as I get into the ‘dance’ of the technique. —Linda Russell. BSN, Complementary Therapist, CT.

I include the foot ‘M’ Technique as part of my regular pre-op C-section care for Moms and I did the hand ‘M’ Technique on all the pre-C Section Dads. They love it! —Susan Nadel Krieger. RN. Northern Westchester Hospital, NY.

As a massage therapist I find the M Technique to be very relaxing to give, as well as relaxing for my clients. I also use it in as part of my nursing care. Misty Gregory LMT. RN. Labor & Delivery. ETMC, Carthage, TX.

I first learned of the M Technique from Jane Buckle's book, Clinical Aromatherapy and I immediately realised its potential for providing comfort to the dying and their caregivers. I ordered the DVD and watched it several time with our OT. Then we began to practice the hand and foot M Technique. My first opportunity to use the 'M' will be forever imprinted on my memory. I was called in one afternoon to our inpatient hospice house to help with a patient who was actively dying. The staff had moved her hospital bed into the living area and about fifteen of her grieving family members surrounded her at a distance. No one was engaging with her. The patient was in acute respiratory distress and was nearing death. I offered traditional pastoral interventions, yet the patient continued to moan and even cried out in her distress. I decided to try the M Technique for the first time. Within a minute she stopped moaning and her respirations began to slow and quieten down. I completed her left hand, went around the bed and began to 'M' her right hand. Before I completed the right hand she quietly passed away. I believe this technique was exactly what was needed to allow her to cease struggling and finally relax into her dying process. I have since used the M Technque on dozens of patients and staff. It will continue to be a very useful and valuable intervention for the spiritual care of the dying and their families, and will provide comfort and support to the hospice staff as well. Blessings. Sue Garritano. Chaplain, Legacy Hospice Services, Portland, OR.

WORLDWIDE

The Netherlands
I used The ‘M’ Technique on a 3 month-old girl with congenital lung disease in the ICU when we tried to withdraw her from morphine to methadone. When I started the technique she opened her eyes and stared at me with interest. Then she lay still. After I had completed 10 minutes of ‘M’ Technique, she slept for 2 hours – something completely unheard of! It made me feel good that I can really made a difference to this little girl without using more drugs. —Emelie van Oeveren. Care Assistant. Sophia Pediatric Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

South Africa
I used The ‘M’ Technique to soothe an eight-year old girl with 22% total body surface burns. She was tearful and scared prior to having her dressings changed. She fell asleep within minutes! What was even more wonderful was I was able to show her mother how to do the hand ‘M’ Technique. This made a huge difference to her daughter’s stay in hospital.Linda-Anne O’Flaherty. Complementary Therapist, Burns Unit, Red Cross Memorial Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa.

International Medical Relief
I use the ‘M’ Technique on severely traumatized refugees. As a medical relief worker, I have seen medicine save lives, but I believe the ‘M’ Technique is a different kind of medicine – medicine at a soul level. It touches from the heart to the heart. Gentle, structured, non-invasive and so simple – I can use it anywhere, anytime and I know it will always be extraordinarily effective. SF. —Medical Relief Worker: Far East and Africa.

UNITED KINGDOM
I work with profoundly disabled children – the gentleness and repetition of the ‘M’ Technique really calms and sooths them. Amazingly, children who are autistic begin to 'learn' what is coming next! —Suzi Chester, Aromatherapist, Ellen Tinkham School, Exeter.

People with dementia and their care-givers really benefit from the ‘M’ Technique. It gives comfort and affirmation to people with severe dementia who are hard to reach.
—Phyl Tappin, Lead Outreach Worker, New Forest
Branch, Alzheimer's Society.

I use the ‘M’ Technique in palliative and terminal care and I have found the effects to be magical. It is also very relaxing for the giver. —Amanda Richardson. RGN. Community Nurse, Bristol.

The ‘M’ Technique is a truly wonderful soothing and relaxing touch with far reaching benefits. It is totally safe and effective especially where other massage therapies are contraindicated. I have found it to be an extremely valuable addition to my practice and I would highly recommend it to therapists and non-professionals alike plus it is as relaxing for the giver as the receiver. —M. Littlewood. Beautician & Holistic Therapist. Dublin, Ireland.

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