Everflowing is an educational program founded by Irene Smith. Born out of Irene’s three decades of service through touch at the bedside of the dying, the mission of Everflowing is to teach mindful touching and the practice of therapeutic presence as opportunities to recognize and express tenderness in caregiving.

When faced with the physical and emotional overload of caring for dying persons, Everflowing teachings assist healthcare providers in retaining their humanness by giving permission for a mutually supportive and nurturing environment.

Everflowing programs are designed to serve the hospice and bodywork communities. We encourage professional, volunteer and family participation in our programs.

We present two distinct levels of interaction

Irene Smith, Everflowing founder and director, offers customized training and consulting services for organizations developing hospice massage programs.

We also provide a wide range of educational resources for organizational and private use.


Course Approvals

NCBTMB Approved: Irene Smith is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider #1167.


Irene and Evee Mills, Zen Hospice Project, 2010, Photo by Alan Waugh.