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Registered Massage Therapy & Wellness
Geriatric Massage Therapy
The Benefits of Therapeutic Massage for Senior Citizens
by Jessica Konink
Geriatric massage has various physical and mental benefits that can optimize elderly clients general health and well-being.
Massage Therapy for senior citizens is an excellent treatment modality for the management and prevention of age-related diseases. A drug-free treatment alternative; massage for senior citizens reduces unnecessary reliance and dependency on pharmaceutical aids, improving liver and kidney function.
With regular massage, the quality of life is greatly increased, allowing older patients to feel more youthful, healthier, and enjoy a more balanced lifestyle. Studies completed by the Touch Research Institute indicate that massage facilitates communication and relaxation, and is therefore an effective therapy for the treatment of Alzheimer’s patients.
The manipulation of specific points on the body has also been shown to promote the natural lubrication of joints, assisting in pain management for patients suffering from arthritic conditions. Elderly patients greatly benefit from therapeutic massage as it improves the range of motion in joints and increases general mobility, this in turn promotes strength in atrophied muscles, while reducing pain and discomfort.
A higher quality of life and a good night’s sleep are reported by elderly clients receiving regular treatments. Clients who receive regular massage experience higher quality rest with deeper and longer sleep cycles that allow the body time to regenerate and repair itself, resulting in an overall state of greater well-being.
Massage also improves posture and reduces muscular tension that accumulates in the soft tissues of the body. This not only improves mobilization but assists seniors in the management and prevention of painful age-related conditions, such as degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis.
Studies have shown that the effects of aging take place faster in people lacking mental stimulation and those who engage in little physical activity. Further studies have shown a correlation between reduction in physical activity and an increase in depression, which leads to many age-related diseases and conditions. Due to the connection between our physical and mental health, any treatment for seniors should aid in improving the balance between both. By manipulating the body and stimulating the mind, the efficacy of Massage Therapy treatments can provide the perfect balance necessary for an individual’s health to thrive.
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