Saturday, February 11, 2017
Massage For Seniors
Just about anyone can reap the benefits of massage, and the elderly are no different. As a matter of fact, the elderly can certainly benefit a lot from the services of a professional massage therapist. This specific type of massage therapy is called geriatric massage.
Massage therapy can help seniors to get in touch with the vital sensations of their bodies and to feel nurtured and cared for. It accelerates the removal of normal cellular wastes that can cause fatigue and malaise which can get backed up from a person being inactive or sedentary.
For seniors, especially those who may live alone or who are fairly inactive, regular massage is extremely beneficial. As we age, many of our systems slow down. Often seniors suffer from dehydration which further slows the transmission of fluids and vital nutrients to all cells of the body. Many conditions can bothersome , like arthritis, achy joints, gastrointestinal disorders, balance issues, and even diminished vision and hearing. Massage therapy is used as treatment for many chronic pain issues.
All too often our senior citizens become confined and seldom get to enjoy the fresh outdoors, or interact with people of all ages, or keep themselves busy with hobbies or activities. Massage therapy is just one way to assist seniors to begin to get moving again, which in fact they do as their health improves with the many benefits massage therapy provides.
Massage therapy is one path of treatment for patients with Alzheimer's disease. Although there is no known cure for the disease, many Alzheimer's patients receive massage therapy to help with relaxation. The direct contact of massage therapy provides those with Alzheimer's disease a way to relax, which reduces the anxiety associated with the disease.
It is important we consider the benefits of the physical contact with massage therapy for the elderly, especially for those who are residents in nursing homes or being treated in the hospital. Geriatric Massage Therapy allows seniors to enjoy some physical human contact. Touch is a very important part of staying healthy….
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