Griffin Hospital offering free touch therapy workshop

Griffin Hospital will offer a free basic level soft touch workshop on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the hospital, 130 Division St., Derby.

Soft Touch is a therapeutic, relaxing and gentle massage that can be given to an individual's hands, feet, or back. Griffin Hospital offers the therapy to patients and their caregivers as a way to reduce their anxiety, pain and stress.

The workshop is led by Licensed Massage Therapist Joanne Halstead, R.N., BSN, and Physical Therapist Nancy Corvigno, MSPT, PRPC. This basic-level training includes a demonstration of various Soft Touch techniques as well as opportunity for hands-on practice.

This program is open to the public. Space is limited, so early registration is required. To register, contact Tricia Brister at 203-732-7555 or at