As we age, many of us do not get enough physical activity. As our bodies change, muscles, skin, bones, and circulation lose vitality and function. Geriatric Massage helps to stimulate the lymph system and circulation, relieve pain, and increase range of motion. It also reduces stress and helps elevate your mood. In studies, massage has been shown to lower blood pressure, relieve anxiety, bring on a sense of wellbeing and help improve sleep. Massage can help get everything moving again after a prolonged illness or hospital stay.
Many elders have acute sensual awareness. If they have lost some or all of their hearing or vision, their sense of touch may be heightened. For those who seldom receive touch, massage may bring tears of gratitude or release of pent up fear and anxiety.