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About me

Occupational Therapist BOccThy (Hons)

Hi, my name is Dione Brockwell, and I’ve been lucky enough to have worked as an Occupational Therapist in the Northern Territory for the past 12 years. In this time, I’ve worked with a diverse range of people, such as those who may be older or aged, people with disabilities, and people who are palliative. I also have a lot of experience working with the sick and injured in hospital. My journey so far has given me an appreciation of the complexities of the human body, the knowledge that life can be way too short, and the joy of learning about another person’s journey along the way. The Soft Touch was created so that people who may not ordinarily be able to access relaxation services (due to disability, age, functional limitations, or being a busy mum), could receive the benefit of therapeutic touch in their own home by an experienced therapist who has genuine care and compassion.

 

Qualified Occupational Therapist

Level 1 and 2 in Complex Lymphatic Therapy

Certificate Whole Body Massage

Wellness Advocate with doTERRA Essential Oils

Senior First Aid

 

 

What is Hand & Foot Therapy?

 

Hand and Foot Therapy treatments are gentle, slow, and soothing. We use a combination of gentle relaxation massage techniques, together with the soft, slow strokes of lymphatic drainage. Both of these modalities, plus the benefit of touch and connection, will make you feel relaxed, your limbs will feel lighter and decongested, you will sleep better, and you will feel an overall reduction in stress and tension. Our treatments are non-invasive, gentle and medication-free!

We believe that Hand and Foot Therapy is perfect for people who may be older, for new mums unable to get out of the house easily, for people with limited mobility or for those who are wheelchair users, for people who may be confined to a hospital bed, or for those living in an aged care facility. We offer you a seated treatment in your own home where you are most comfortable, and where you won’t have to remove your clothes or climb onto a table. 

We take your health history, body positioning, and mobility into consideration when tailoring our therapeutic service to you. We won’t rush you, and your dignity will be preserved. We also offer shorter sessions if you have special needs. Our service may not be able to fix your health condition or functional limitations, however we do provide a listening ear, a personalised treatment session, and care and empathy.

During your treatment, you will also have the opportunity to experience the beautiful aroma of essential oils. Essential oils have both physical and emotional healing properties and can dramatically enhance the massage treatment. The Soft Touch proudly aligns with doTERRA Essential Oils because we believe that they are the best on the planet, and because they are suitable for every skin with the proper dilution ratio.

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Proudly using doTERRA essential oils

Essential oil therapy

If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. At The Soft Touch, we align with doTERRA essential oils. This company carefully and thoroughly tests their oils using the strict CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality protocol. These oils are superior quality, naturally safe, and purely effective therapeutic-grade essential oils.  They are suitable for every skin with the proper dilution ratio. 

Essential oils are quickly becoming an everyday household item, with people wanting to be proactive about their health, and the health of their family. Essential oils can help to improve sleep, reduce stress, enhance immunity, and reduce the toxic load of the products used to clean your home or used within, or on your body. They can be used aromatically, topically, or internally, and are safe when used appropriately.  Do you want to start your oil collection and be able to purchase oils for a wholesale price? If yes, or you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch - we love them so much, we want to share the many amazing benefits of these oils with everyone.

 
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Our therapy packages are designed for

Those who need it most

 

Older people or those with a disability


People who’d prefer not to remove their clothes


People who have trouble getting out and about and accessing regular services


People who can’t get onto a massage table


Those who have swollen, tired or achy legs/hands


People who have mobility problems, and who may use a stick, a walker, or a wheelchair


People who are caring for others


People living in an aged care or respite facility


Those who are have general aches and pains in their joints


Tired, and busy mums


Those who are anxious or stressed, or feeling down


People who are bed-bound, such as those who are very sick or palliative


Symptoms and Treatments

WE CAN Make a difference

 

Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, with women more likely to experience it than men. Symptoms can be varied and include pain, swelling, and stiffness, decreased range of motion, as well as reduced grip and hand strength. Our relaxing hand and foot therapy treatments aim to help relieve the symptoms of arthritis by increasing the efficiency of your lymphatic and circulatory systems to remove metabolic wastes and toxins from the body, to improve joint mobility, and to reduce pain and tension. Please feel free to talk to us if you have any specific concerns as we will be able to tailor a package to suit your specific needs.

Tired, achy, heavy legs

Sometimes our legs feel tired and achy when we stand for too long, or they can feel heavy, and can be hard to carry around on a daily basis. There are many reasons why your legs may feel this way. One reason may be due to varicose veins or inefficient venous return in the lower legs. Before we treat you, we will take a comprehensive health history to find out why you may have tired, achy or heavy legs. Our therapy sessions can help to decongest the tissues and improve the efficiency of your circulation system leading to lighter legs and improved mobility. If required, we can also recommend other modalities, such as compression garments to help alleviate your symptoms.

Swelling

Swelling, which is also known by the medical term ‘oedema’, means that there is an accumulation of fluid in the tissue spaces. There are many reasons why someone has swelling. Maybe you have an acute injury because you rolled your ankle, or maybe you had lymph nodes removed due to a cancer diagnosis, and have the resultant swelling of Lymphoedema. Before we help to reduce your swelling, we will first take a comprehensive health history to find out why you have swelling. There are certain cardiac and kidney health conditions that are absolutely contraindicated for treatment – this means that you would be unable to receive treatment due to a high risk of causing further harm. However, if you are unsure of what this means for you, please feel free to get in touch and we can discuss it further.

 

Aches and pains

General aches and pains can be caused by getting older, or from joints that are unable to go through their full range of motion, or because new Mums are constantly busy and tired.  Aches and pains can cause dull headaches or head tension, muscle pain or tension, and general stiffness due to reduced mobility and flexibility. Improving how you feel is what The Soft Touch is all about. We will help to improve the efficiency of your circulatory and lymphatic systems to reduce the inflammatory load of the tissues, which in turn will help to improve your general wellbeing.

Head tension

Do you suffer from dull and persistent pain that varies in intensity and is often felt on both sides of the head or neck? Tension type headaches or discomfort can be caused by stress or anxiety, fatigue, emotional upsets, depression, or poor posture. We offer you a gentle, relaxing head and scalp massage which will help improve your circulation and enhance the effectiveness of the lymphatic system around the head and neck area. The results for you will be improved sleep, improved feelings of wellbeing, and reduced stress and tension.

 

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Treatments & Packages

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