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  • Writer's pictureAmanda Wilson

Benefits of Massage for Senior People

Updated: Jul 22, 2023

The benefits of a physical therapy like massage don’t stop when we reach middle-age. In fact, massage benefits continue throughout senior years. Massage provides physical relief from the aches and pains associated with growing older and it also contributes to emotional wellness.

Common age-related concerns can involve:

Stiff joints, from decreased lubricating fluid and thinner cartilage, slowing down regular movement.

Tight and / or weak muscles, from shrinking muscle fibres and slower tissue repair, causing pain and restricted movement, limiting previously enjoyable activities.

Decreased mobility, from reduced muscle mass and bone density, increasing risks of a sedentary lifestyle and feelings of sadness

Massage is equal parts an instant relief, and a long-term treatment, aiding in the overall health of the body.

Benefits of massage therapy for Seniors:

Relaxation of muscles and soft tissue that have become tight and shortened due to postural changes and decreased activity in senior years.

Reduction in pain, caused by common conditions such as osteoarthritis and lower back restrictions.

Improved circulation, increasing lymphatic function and decreased swelling.

Decreased depression and agitation, resulting in feelings of contentment and comfort.

Older adults have suffered, often in silence, during the current COVID-19 crisis. The limits placed over safe human interaction and touch have resulted in an undesirable mental state for many. The powerful stress relieving effects of massage can help to alleviate the impact of social distancing and isolation for vulnerable seniors living at home and improve their ability to manage living independently for longer.

If you'd like to book a Senior's massage for yourself, or a Senior Person you know please text Elevated Massage with preferred day and time on 0493 202 416 or book online at (scroll to the bottom for 'senior massage').

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