What is Geriatric Massage?
Geriatric massage is similar to regular massage therapy; however, there are certain considerations and procedures to implement and some to avoid. For instance, massages for the elderly are usually shorter in length (no longer than 30 minutes) and consist of gentle massaging motions used to stimulate and soothe the body.
Focus of the massage is concentrated on individual needs and age-related diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, stroke, Parkinson’s and heart disease.
Is Massage Therapy right for me?
Massage therapy is great for a wide range of groups, but it is particularly beneficial to the elder population because it can not only help them maintain overall physical health but also improve current health status.
Benefits of Geriatric Massage Therapy
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