Many Baby Boomers, the generation born between 1946 and 1964, are retiring. And while retiring, they don’t seem to be slowing down. Most Baby Boomers we see are out to prove that they are active and healthy. In fact, they are constantly on the search for methods that can assist them in prolonging their on-the-go lifestyle.
Here at Elements Massage Central Scottsdale, we can add massage therapy to this generation’s retirement routine. With physical and mental support, massage is a great way to promote health and wellness. Here are several of the interesting ways massage can combat the signs of aging:
- Improved Circulation
In age, the body’s skin naturally loses elasticity and circulatory functions begin to slow. Massage is a great way to combat these symptoms of aging as massage boosts blood flow to increase circulation and bring much-needed nutrients and oxygen to different areas of the body. This, in turn, can help restore some of the skin’s elasticity.
- Addresses Aches and Pains
Many individuals report more aches and pains in their aging bodies. With massage, it’s simple to address these complaints. The application of pressure and movement in any session can stimulate the production of synovial fluid, the natural lubricant that affects joints and cartilage in the body.
- Boost Immunity
As we age, often we become more susceptible to illnesses. This is, in part, due to a decline in immune function. Massage, while known to boost circulation of blood, also can increase the flow of lymph in the body which results in a stronger immune system.
- Decreases Stress Levels
Stress can age the body prematurely and for those that are actually aging, it can serve to reduce stress and anxiety levels. By promoting a sense of calmness and well-being, massage reinforces the connection between an individual and the larger world.