As we age, a little extra attention
makes a world of difference
As we get older, our bodies seem to age a little faster than we’d like. Aches and pains we never really knew we had, or maybe were easily ignored, seem to be more frequently noticed. Our minds sometimes think we are much younger than we are physically.
Massage therapy as we age can benefit us greatly both physically and emotionally. It involves using the hands to manipulate soft tissues of the body to improve blood circulation, relieve pain and increase range of motion. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of massage on seniors.
Older people often suffer from a variety of such age-related diseases as Parkinson’s, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease or strokes. As a result, they have poor circulation and limited physical capability. Many of them are also anxious, depressed and lonely. Senior massage can help maintain and improve overall health, as well as help a person to regain certain muscle functions that have been reduced or lost due to aging. In addition, it can relieve anxiety and depression and provide comfort to touch-deprived patients and improve their quality of life.
Senior massage offers the following benefits:
- Improvement of the patient’s quality of life and self-esteem.
- Improvement in length and quality of sleep.
- Relief of stress, anxiety, depression and loneliness.
- Alleviation of headaches and pain.
- Speeding up of healing from injury and illness.
- Partial restoration of mobility lost due to Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, etc.
- Mental and physical relaxation.
- Improvement in lymphatic flow which increases the excretion of toxic substances from the body.
Call us today to see how you can benefit from massage therapy as an adjunct to your healthcare as you age.