As we age our bodies change, and the type of massage therapy we are able to receive changes as well. Massage Therapy for Seniors, also known as Geriatric Massage, involves gentle stroking, kneading, and the application of light pressure on specific points. The technique is adjusted for all different body types and ailments, ranging from the robust to frail senior. It is extremely valuable for easing the aches and pains associated with growing older.
The most immediate benefit of geriatric massage is reducing inflammation and decreasing stiffness of the body. It also helps with posture and improving blood circulation. A geriatric massage once a week is an effective, preventive therapy. Massage can improve the circulation of lymphatic fluid, providing some relief to those who are suffering from age-related ailments such as arthritis, diabetes or Parkinson’s disease.
Geriatric Massage also helps senior citizens connect with other people by fighting feelings of isolation, restlessness, and uselessness that many elderly suffer from. Part of being a good massage therapist includes developing a strong emotional and physical connection that clients respond to.
Massage Therapy has been known to fight a large number of conditions. Some of its benefits include, relief from muscle and joint pain, increased blood circulation as well as depression and stress reduction. Massage Therapy has also been known to remove toxins from the body. The overall result that is the ability to bring the body to its natural state with increased healing capabilities.
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