Information does not replace medical advice. 

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Massage for Albuquerque Seniors

September 15, 2014

Staying happy, healthy, and active with regular massage therapy. 

 

 

Did you know that more and more baby boomers are seeking massage therapy as a way to keep them healthy and active?

 

It's true! Massage isn't just a nice way to relax anymore. Nearly 80 to 85% of people past the age of 65 will experience pain caused by a health problem. This coupled with decreased social contact at this point in their lives makes massage therapy a particularly effective treatment approach for seniors.

Massage for Seniors:

  • Reduces the pain of chronic disease and minor injuries,

  • Decreases muscle spasms and stiffness, increases mobility,

  • Provides more physical and social interaction for elders.

  • Alleviates some of the anxiety associated with memory loss by inducing relaxation

  • Can also stimulate the nervous system to maintain nerve passageways that decline with aging.

  • Touch therapy through massage can offer great relief and even aid the medication therapy that elders are often prescribed.

 

Until the fountain of youth is discovered, people will continue to get older—and the natural process of aging will continue to change them, both physically and mentally. Skin wrinkles and sags, tearing more easily and healing more slowly. Respiratory changes happen, and people generally start to see decreases in muscle and bone mass, sometimes reducing their strength and flexibility, or increasing their risk for osteoarthritis.
 
For massage therapy, special consideration is taken while evaluating a clients overall health condition to determine if they are a good candidate for massage. 

Very fit: Robust, active, energetic, well-motivated and    fit. These people commonly exercise regularly.
Well: Without active disease, but less fit than the people considered “very fit.”
Well, with treated comorbid disease: Disease symptoms are well-controlled.
Apparently vulnerable: Although not dependent, these people commonly complain of being slowed up, or have disease symptoms
Mildly frail: Limited dependence on others for activities of daily living. 

If you are interested in getting more information about massage for yourself or a loved one, please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have. http://www.treeoflifemassage.com 505-205-9910

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