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Geriatric



The Baby Boomers are now reaching the Golden Years with promises of endless golf, luncheons and vacations – however, many are finding that there are now certain mobility, pain and age-related diseases that interfere with your ability to make the retirement years golden.

 

The benefits of massage impacting the whole body speaks to its effectiveness for easing joint stiffness and pain and reducing stress without the side-effects found on a medicine bottle. Massage is providing a natural way to deal with chronic ailments and recovery providing increased energy, reduction of pain to compliment the traditional medical services.

 

Maintain and Improve Health
The positive effects from massage are scientifically supported. Often, regular massage, such as once a week, even helps doctors reduce medications. Massage can help with strengthening muscles that have been underused, or have stiffened due to pain or arthritis in the hip, knees or shoulder joints.

 

Elderly dealing with age-related diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s find they are limited in their physical abilities which domino effects into being lonely, anxious and depressed. Massage can help regain certain aspects of mobility and reduces anxiety and depression as touch provides tremendous comfort and brightens up the day.

 

So whether the golden years means being 70 and preparing your next marathon or supporting severe immobility and recovery from a joint replacement, or the complications associated with Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease, massage therapy may be that extra positive addition.