Gentle / Palliative
With regular massage, quality of life is greatly increased, allowing our older clients to feel younger, healthier and balanced.
Massage for the elderly has various physical and mental benefits, which results in the improvement of health and general well-being. The techniques used for senior citizens differ greatly from those used with younger individuals and Elm City Wellness therapists strive to understand those differences in order to better treat you.
Massage for seniors involves gentle stroking, kneading, and the application of light pressure on specific points. Massage facilitates communication and relaxation, and can therefore be an effective therapy in 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, greatly assisting in the pain management of patients suffering from the stiffness of arthritis.
By gaining an increased range of motion, massage also strengthens muscles while reducing tension, and may also give you a higher quality night’s sleep.
Those who undergo regular massage have reported sleeping deeper and for longer, which allows the body time to regenerate and repair itself, resulting in an overall state of greater well-being.
Massage also improves posture and reduces tension that accumulates in the muscles over many years. This not only assists seniors in obtaining higher quality rest but also helps them avoid and manage painful age-related conditions, such as degenerative disc disorder and spinal stenosis.
Studies have shown that the effects of aging take place faster in people lacking mental stimulation and who engage in little physical activity.
Further studies have shown a link between a reduction in physical activity to an increase in depression, which leads to many age-related diseases and conditions.
Due to the connection between the physical and mental, any treatment for the aged should aid in improving the balance between the two. By manipulating the body and stimulating the mind, massage provides the perfect balance needed for an individual’s health to thrive.
Rates quoted in 30/60/90-minute sessions
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