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Hands to Heal Massage Therapy - Senior Massage
Senior Massage whether it is for relief of pain for example sore back, pinched nerves, stiff joints or just too simply to Relax, revitalize and rejuvenate.
As our bodies naturally get older the deterioration of body tissues and cells occurs, we incur more pain and stiffness. We are unable to move in quite the same way as we once were, therefore the muscles and joints have different levels of discomfort and our blood and lymph flow changes.
You can assist your body manually through massage, which can aid in keeping some of the discomfort away, along with helping the medications we end up needing to work more effectively. The benefits of Senior Massage are numerous. Massage does the usual for seniors by encouraging circulation, decreasing muscular stiffness and helping by decreasing inflammation that may rest in our joints. However, it also treats so many of the typical conditions that arise naturally with age - such as muscular stiffness, arthritis, skin discoloration, muscle and bone deterioration, tendonitis, bursitis and respiratory problems such as asthma and emphysema.
Senior Massage therapy sessions will typically range from 30 - 60 minutes. However, when mobility is an issue for example the client is wheelchair bound the massage can take longer. The therapist can administer the massage to the client in the chair.
Senior Massage Benefits
Reduced Pain & Stiffness
If you're a senior citizen, it's not uncommon for you to experience pain and stiffness in your muscles and joints, especially following more vigorous-than-usual physical activity. Hands to Heal massage therapist' are experienced with senior clients and use gentle yet effective technique, such as skin rolling, tapping and light kneading, to mobilize your tender muscles, tendons and joints.
Massage therapy also helps reduce inflammation-related pain around your joints, which promotes the restoration of your full range of joint motion. Improved range of motion can enhance your ability to ambulate and perform your activities of daily living, which in turn can lead to increased independence and a higher quality of life.
International clinical reports that improved circulation is one of the principle benefits of massage therapy. Healthy circulation of blood and lymph is especially important if you're a senior citizen, as you may be more susceptible to decreased circulation. Reduced circulation is particularly problematic if you're a diabetic, as you're prone to lower limb problems due to reduced blood flow to the tissues of your lower legs and feet. Regular massage therapy, in conjunction with an appropriate exercise plan, can help you prevent diabetic complications, such as ulcers and gangrene in your lower extremities. An additional benefit of massage therapy is the improved lymph flow throughout your body. Improved circulation of both lymph and blood can help you recover more quickly following injuries, and it can boost your energy levels, too.
Emotional Support & Friendship
Massage therapy can also help you by reducing your anxiety, depression, stress and loneliness, and can improve your self-confidence and enhance your quality of life. The sense of companionship you derive from a visit to your massage therapist is also an important healing effect of massage therapy. Human touch can have a significant impact on your mental and emotional well-being, and can help promote a sense of belonging and friendship, which has its own psychological benefits.
Please Note: *We have a mobile unit that can also come to you whether you are at your home, hospital or in residential care.
* Travel charges apply.