What is A Massage for Seniors?
Geriatric massage is an effective and non-invasive way to ease many of the symptoms of age-related conditions. We use lighter, gentler stroking and kneading for seniors, as well as the application of pressure to specific points on the body. Because skin thins with age, rhythmic stroking and gently lifting and squeezing the skin are the most appropriate techniques.
Soothing hand motions help improve blood circulation, especially in diabetic feet, and relieve muscle tension while relaxing the body and mind.
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The Benefits of Massage for Seniors
Regular mobile massage appointments can help seniors experience more relaxation and increased levels of energy. The proper massage techniques may help relieve joint and muscle pain, improve flexibility, and even reduce the higher levels of stress that can come with aging.
Seniors can find a wide variety of benefits, including:
- Sleep issues: A good night's sleep is important, no matter what your age! Receiving weekly massages can help seniors and the elderly rest better for longer, resulting in a feeling of improved overall well-being.
- Improved healing from injuries: Seniors who have experienced injuries can take longer to heal, as their joints are typically stiffer and range of motion decreased. Many seniors find that receiving a massage keeps these connective tissues, as well as muscles and tendons, looser and less injury-prone.
- Pain-related to osteoarthritis: Studies show that seniors who made massage as a regular aspect of their treatment for osteoarthritis had less pain and stiffness and improved physical function over a few months!
- Improved circulation: As people age, their blood circulation can become irregular. The use of light pressure through kneading and stroking can improve the circulation of blood throughout the body. This is especially good for seniors who can't be as active as they'd like.
Before booking an appointment with London Mobile Massage, talk with your doctor or healthcare provider to ensure that a massage would pose no risks related to any existing health conditions.
How Do I Know If a Massage Is Right For Me?
Before any massage treatment, we consult with you to learn of any problems that you may encounter during the massage. In certain instances, like if a client has an aneurysm or a blood clot, the client must receive their doctor’s permission before we can book the massage. The person delivering the massage may be able to avoid other conditions, like open sores or skin ailments.
Most seniors will find that the right massage treatment can improve their overall well-being and mobility! Mobile massage services can bring these benefits right to the patient, allowing seniors across London to take their appointments in places in their homes or care facilities. When mobility becomes a problem, trust London Mobile Massage to be there!
Questions About Senior Massages
Bruising is very uncommon with this technique on clients that are healthy and cleared by a doctor for massage treatments. We follow all traditional massage safety measures and apply a mixed technique of deep and lighter strokes to help distribute blood and relax your body.
While relaxation and regular massages can be administered daily, it isn't recommended that a deep tissue massage be done at the same frequency. This is because the deep tissue method uses high-pressure movements to treat clients who are experiencing major discomfort and muscle pain after which a few weeks are needed to document the effects and recovery.
If you've booked your first deep tissue massage, make sure you limit your food intake and exercise before the appointment. After treatment, drink lots of water to assist your recovery and flush any toxins from your body.
It's natural after a treatment to "feel the burn". The procedure transfers nutrients and blood to your organs, which helps remove toxins. You might encounter some gradual onset of muscle soreness after stimulating muscle groups that haven't been used in a while. It is a very normal reaction to experience inflammation as the body is healing.
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