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Welcome to The Gift Of Touch

Hello, my name is Tim Grady.
I started The Gift of Touch in 2001 to provide safe, comfortable and dignified therapeutic medical massage specializing in services to:

  • Cancer, Alzheimer/ dementia, Parkinson’s patients
  • Patients recovering from surgery, injuries, and/or stroke
  • Hospice patients and their caregivers
  • Pediatrics massage (medical massage for children under 14)
  • Geriatrics massage (medical massage for the elderly)
  • Bereavement massage for those grieving the loss of a loved one
  • Caregivers who need stress and tension relief

These special populations are unfortunately underserved and underappreciated, yet they are so deserving of the comfort and relief that massage can offer their tired and often beleaguered bodies. Contact The Gift of Touch to set up an appointment. The Gift of Touch will come to you, whether in your home, a hospital, a nursing home, assisted living facility, a rehab center, or a hospice facility. Massage therapy/comfort touch will bring peace to body, mind, and spirit.

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About The Gift of Touch

Tim Grady started The Gift of Touch in 2001 in Louisville, KY to provide specialized massage therapy services for oncology/cancer, hospice, Alzheimer's, dementia, Parkinson's, stroke, diseased, and injured patients and their caregivers throughout the Greater Louisville area. Patients/clients can be served in their homes, in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, etc. Tim is licensed, certified and insured.

Private Patient Rates:

One Half Hour: $55
45 Minutes: $65
One Hour: $80
One and One Half Hours: $120
Package of 5 one-hour massages: $350 (a $10 discount per massage)

10% senior discount on private patient rate ( 55 yrs. or older).

Corporate/Business Chair Massage Rates:

Two to Six Hours: $50 per Hour (2-Hour Minimum)
Receive the convenience of a relaxing massage in the comfort and privacy of your own office.
Provide this benefit to your associates, partners, and employees as a special treat or as part of a recurring wellness plan. Watch productivity and motivation rise!

Special Rates:

For any nursing home, hospital, assisted living facility or rehabilitation center requesting massage therapy for in-house patients, caregivers, or staff, the following rates will apply*:
One Hour - $55
Two consecutive hours - $100
Three consecutive hours - $150
Four consecutive hours - $190

* Please note that senior discounts do not apply on these Special Rates:

Call (502) 594-3875 to purchase Gift Certificates.

Tim Grady

As a former collegiate athlete, Tim recognized the benefits of a good massage long before he became a professional massage therapist. A massage therapist since 2000, Tim's early work included several family members who were cancer patients, including his own father, who, in addition to suffering from cancer, was slowly slipping away from Alzheimer's disease. A cancer survivor himself, Tim experienced first-hand the benefits of hands-on comfort touch, while recuperating from prostate cancer. Specializing in serving those patients who are suffering from life threatening medical conditions, he recognizes the stress that caregivers are under as they support the patient; therefore, Tim also recommends massage to these most important yet often forgotten individuals. He projects a natural empathy that quickly connects him to the special clientele he chooses to serve. From pediatrics to geriatrics, he comforts, calms, and reassures the young and old alike through
the Gift of Touch.

Credentials
Licenses, Certifications, Insurance, Associations and Education

Kentucky Licensed Massage Therapist: KY-108487

Indiana Certified Massage Therapist: IN-MT20902095

Board Certified Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork: BCTMB-302319-00

American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Professional Member 111768

Certificate of Insurance available upon request;

Administered by Healthcare Providers Organization;
Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. - Hatboro, PA 19040
Insurance Company - Columbia Casualty Company, a CNA Company

Graduate of Louisville School of Massage, Louisville, KY

B. A. Economics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Continuing Professional Education
Seminars and Workshops

Massage in the Oncology Setting, Tina Ferner, LMT, RD; St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, OH, Dec.2010.

Massage for People Living with Cancer, Healing Arts Institute, Perrysburg, OH, Sept. 2010

Bodywork for Cancer, Hospice, HIV/AIDS & Life Altering Illnesses - Lexington, KY, Mar. 2010

Laura Norman Method of Reflexology, Louisville, KY, Apr. 2009

Medical Massage II for Cancer Patients, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, Nov. 2005

Reiki I and II Workshops, Louisville, KY, Feb. 2002

Jin Shin Do Body Mind Acupressure I, Louisville, KY, Jul. 2001

Medical Massage I for Cancer Patients, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, Jul. 2001

CranioSacral I & II, Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, FL Oct. 2001

Honors & Awards

picturepictureDec. 2011 - 10 year hospice massage therapy Volunteer Service Award by Hosparus, Inc. Louisville, KY. Shown right.

 

 

 

 

 

Nov. 9, 2011 - Performed 500th hospice volunteer massage therapy work session for Hosparus, Inc. of Louisville, KY on patient Ms. Peggy Dawson, at the St. Regis Woods Rehab & Nursing Center in Louisville, KY. Shown right.

 

 

 

Mar. 2010, AMTA Kentucky Chapter 2010 Humanitarian of the Year Award for hospice massage therapy volunteer work. Shown below.picture

Dec. 2000, Outstanding Contribution to the Community Practicum Achievement Award(Hospice of Louisville, Inc.)

 

Papers

How Massage Therapy Affects Hospice Patients and Caregivers (2000) Unpublished

Celebrating 500th Volunteer Hospice Massage Therapy!

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Above Ms Peggy Dawson's nursing home bed at the St. Regis Woods Rehab and Nursing Center is a sign that reads: "Given a tiara and a nice cape, I could rule the world."

On November 9th, 2011, Ms, Dawson became a 'Queen for the Day' as she was the surprised recipient of the 500th volunteer massage therapy session performed by Tim.

Ms. Dawson not only enjoyed her sixty minute massage session but she was serenaded during the massage session by Mr. Steve Taylor, violinist of The Louisville Orchestra.

Ms. Dawson also received a lovely long stem 'white rose' fit for a Queen, from Nanz and Kraft Florists and an eight inch yellow round cake with chocolate icing from Plehns Bakery, both of Louisville.

The clinical staff at St. Regis Woods said Ms Dawson shared her cake with other residents in the dining room at dinner and enjoyed smelling her white rose.

Ms Dawson was all smiles and said a big and grateful "Thank you" to both Tim and Mr. Taylor. Also present during some of the massage session and enjoying the festivities was Hosparus team LN44 nurse, Jennifer Carpenter, RN.

Although Ms. Dawson did not get her 'tiara and a cape', she did receive a lot of caring love, comfort and compassion from all involved on this very special occasion.

Thank you and God bless you, Ms. Peggy Dawson!

Massage Experience

January 2000 to present...
Performed over 4,000 hours of Massage Therapy

2012 to present...
Licensed Massage Therapist for Jewish Community Center, Louisville, KY.

2017
Performed 650th hospice volunteer massage therapy session for Hosparus, Inc., Louisville, KY.

2004
Licensed Massage Therapist for Norton Hospital Cancer Center of Louisville, KY.

2003
Contract Licensed Massage Therapist for Hospice of Louisville working under the AMTA Grant "How Massage Affects/Benefits Dementia Patients".

Referrals
Some words from satisfied patients/clients...

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Caregiver
"When I asked God for help, how lucky I was that it came in the form of a massage therapist who definitely has the Gift of Touch. You will never know how much you helped me."

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Client
"I am in such pain and you made me feel so much better...when can you come see me?"

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Caregiver
"You are truly one of the angels here on earth! Thank you for your kindness."

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Family Member
"We appreciate the love and warmth you were able to share with Dad during your visits. Dad's massage time was a highlight for him and we're so glad you were able to give comfort to him,."

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Client
"The best I've ever felt in my life...I never felt so good in my life."

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