Aimee Joy Taylor

Grief Hurts. Massage Helps.

Aimee is the creator of the Grief Massage modality and the founder of The Institute for Grief Massage Inc. She teaches Grief Massage to other massage therapists and currently offers her signature sessions, Safe and Gentle Grief Massage℠ in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Grief Massage modality was created by Aimee Joy Taylor, a licensed massage therapist since 2007, who has spent nearly a decade developing this approach through:

-Processing her own experiences of how massage supported her thro...

Aimee is the creator of the Grief Massage modality and the founder of The Institute for Grief Massage Inc. She teaches Grief Massage to other massage therapists and currently offers her signature sessions, Safe and Gentle Grief Massage℠ in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Grief Massage modality was created by Aimee Joy Taylor, a licensed massage therapist since 2007, who has spent nearly a decade developing this approach through:

-Processing her own experiences of how massage supported her through sudden losses (in 2005 and 2009)

-Her work as a two-time recipient of Community Service grants from The Massage Therapy Foundation (in 2012 and 2013), in which she led programs to provide Grief Massage to people in the Charlotte area

-Developing a training program for other massage therapists who wish to be of service to grieving individuals and becoming an Approved Provider through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork(in 2014) and founding The Institute for Grief Massage Inc. (in 2014)

-Pursuing further education in the mind-body field (Aimee earned a BA in Psychology with a minor in Public Health in May 2017 and will be begin pursuing a MA in Counseling in August 2017).

Aimee teaches Grief Massage and writes about Grief Massage in order to spread the message that gentle massage therapy can be a source of comfort during the stress of loss. Her mission is to create a kinder, gentler world for grieving people, through massage therapy.

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

NC # 7632

Education
2007

Therapeutic Massage Training Institute

600 Hour Certification Program

2017

Queens University of Charlotte

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Minor in Public Health)

Experience
Bodywork

Massage Therapy Foundation 2012 Community Service Project Grantee

I partnered with a non-profit organization (The Respite: A Centre for Grief and Hope) to create a Grief Massage program for survivors of a recent traumatic loss in Charlotte. We were able to provide a series of 3 free Grief Massage sessions through this program, funded by the Massage Therapy Foundation. I also trained other local massage therapists to work in this program.

Massage Therapy Foundation 2013 Community Service Project Grantee

I partnered with a local non-profit organization (The Respite: A Centre for Grief and Hope) to provide a second Grief Massage program, via funding from the Massage Therapy Foundation. We provided a series of 3 free Grief Massage sessions to individuals who had suffered a loss of any kind within a 2 year period.

Founded The Institute for Grief Massage Inc.

In late 2014, I created my organization, The Institute for Grief Massage Inc, to promote awareness of the benefits of massage for grief. I currently offer Grief Massage continuing education and Grief Massage sessions through this organization. My signature Grief Massage session, "Safe and Gentle Grief Massage" combines all of my experience working with grief and loss in a massage setting and caters the massage experience to those who are grieving.

Attained Approved Provider Status for Continuing Education

In 2014, I was designated by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider (Approved Provider #521). My course on Grief Massage, "The Joy of Grief Massage" was approved for 10 continuing education hours (10 CE) for licensed massage therapists. I currently teach this course live and online via Skype.

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