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Geriatric Massage Therapy Services
Massage therapy can be beneficial for anyone, especially elderly people. When done by a trained and experienced massage professional, geriatric massage can help older people live comfortably, recover faster and improve their mental health.
As a certified massage professional in the East Bay, I have worked with people from many walks of life to help them reach their goals, and I offer a full catalog of massage techniques and spa services to help people maximize their health and achieve relaxation.
Over the years I have had the pleasure of working with many elderly people, and I understand the techniques of massage which can help them feel their best. In this article, I will answer some of the most common questions I get from elderly people and their families regarding massage therapy. Hopefully this will give you a better idea of the value this service can bring and help you understand if it’s right for you or your loved one.
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What physical conditions can geriatric massage help with?
Many elderly people struggle with health issues and can have difficulty pursuing the things they are passionate about, being comfortable during sleep and can have mobility issues as well. While massage therapy is not a cure-all which can reverse the aging process, it can absolutely help elderly people live comfortably and feel their best. Massage therapy can help elderly people with range of motion issues and those who suffer from chronic muscle pain or tightness, improve their blood flow to stimulate healing and much more. Elderly people who have had massage therapy report better ability to sleep, which can positively impact many aspects of their lives.
Is geriatric massage safe?
Not all massage services or intensity levels are safe for elderly people, especially those with health issues, illnesses or inflammation in certain areas of the body. However, when you work with a professional massage therapist who knows your medical history and conditions, a massage is a very safe therapy and can produce great results. I pride myself on offering personalized services, and this means listening to my clients’ preferences and providing a unique experience for each person. For seniors, massages with light pressure, fully-clothed massages and simple therapies like hand and foot massages can all have a great impact while still keeping them comfortable and free from any risk.
Can massage impact mental health?
While there are numerous physical benefits to working with a massage therapist as an elderly person, the mental benefits might be even greater. Seniors can feel loneliness, grief or confusion, and all these feelings can be helped through massage therapy. A massage promotes relaxation, and the link between body and mind is noticeable in every session. By helping a senior feel their best, get better sleep and relax, it can have a great impact on them physically and mentally.
If you or a loved one could benefit from a specialized massage service for seniors in the East Bay, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with questions or to book your session.