Geriatric MassageJuly 7, 2022 2022-07-07 6:59
Geriatric massage is specifically geared toward a person of advanced age. Older people have special considerations to keep in mind when getting a massage. A massage therapist will consider all the factors of aging along with a person’s specific health conditions when tailoring the massage.
There are many reasons geriatric massage may be beneficial for you or a loved one. Many older adults lack positive physical contact with others on a regular basis. A massage therapist can fulfill this need for you or a loved one with the touch a massage provides.
Other overall benefits to geriatric massage can include:
- stress reduction
- improved mental outlook
- pain management
- increased blood circulation
Old people often suffer from a variety of such age-related diseases as Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, diabetes, or heart disease. As a result, they have poor blood circulation and limited physical activity. Many of them are also anxious, depressed, and lonely. Geriatric massage can help them maintain and improve their overall health, as well as regain certain physical functions that have been reduced or lost due to aging. In addition, it can relieve anxiety and depression and provide comfort to touch-deprived elderly patients.
Duration: The massage usually lasts no longer than 30 minutes.