• Melissa Lea Garcia

Bumblebee Massage in Shiloh, IL

Updated: May 16

One Tuesday a month Pampering Partners meets to pamper some lucky residents at Cedarhust in Shiloh.


The group was born and bloomed by heart-centered community leader Brigid Riebold.

Pamplering Partners offers foot baths and applies lotion to residents' hands and legs.


In a recent facebook post, Brigid asked for volunteers.


Quite honestly, I can't think of anywhere else I'd rather be this Tuesday.


Over the years, I've offered zumba and yoga to

assisted living residents. Providing compassionate touch and presence to residents sounds like an even more rewarding experience.


Why? Because science shows us the' happy' chemicals are released during massage resulting in feelings of relaxation and peace of mind.


How? Massage stimulates the vagus nerve which activates the parasympathetic nervous system which in turn sends a cocktail of dopamine and seratonin throughout the body. This natural phenomenon reduces stress hormone levels in the body.

According to research studies, massage results in a reduction in depression and anxiety for the receiver during and immediately after a massage treatment.


The Pampering Partners event gives the residents new memories of feeling cared for along with something to look forward to.

When was the last time you were touched in a way that made you feel like all is good in the world?


Bumblebee will offer hand massage, foot massage, head, neck and shoulder massage along side Pampering Partners, Pampering the Residents outreach at Cedarhurst in Shiloh, Illinois this Tuesday.



The group could use more hands, so if this sounds like something you're interested in, please reach out.


Hugs, Melissa

Your Personal Massage Guru

  • Black Facebook Icon