The Art of Aging
ETMC Apr 14, 2014
The way you feel is more important than the number of candles on your birthday cake. But inevitably we all get older and experience the effects of aging on our minds and bodies.
Age may be just a number, as the saying goes. But certain ages are significant benchmarks for many.
Whether your 40th, 50th or 60th birthday is your turning point, incorporating massage into your regular lifestyle can help you age wisely and gracefully.
Revitalize Aging Skin
One of the most common concerns about aging is keeping skin looking healthy and wrinkle-free, especially in the face and neck areas. While massage can’t actually get rid of wrinkles, it can help people feel younger and improve their outlook on themselves by relaxing face muscles and revitalizing the health of the skin.
Massaging the face relaxes muscles underneath the skin and helps keep the skin more flexible. Massage also can positively affect the skin’s hydration levels by transforming dry, rough skin into a smoother and softer texture.
Alleviate Arthritic Pain
Arthritis causes inflammation in the body’s joint capsules, causing varying degrees of pain ranging from moderate to severe. Massage can’t cure arthritis, but it can improve blood movement and circulation throughout the body, which in turn helps to alleviate the crippling pain that arthritis can cause.
One of the most common areas for arthritis to strike is in the knees. Elements therapists can use special techniques around the knee cap area to help improve blood flow and ultimately reduce a person’s arthritic pain.
Lower Stress-Related High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is common among adults of all ages and there are a lot of causes associated with this condition. In today’s society, a poor diet and lack of exercise are the two most common causes and ones which massage can’t really help. However, if you’re a corporate executive who juggles large amounts of daily stress that results in high blood pressure, then massage can be an effective solution for reducing the impacts of this of condition.
You’re Never Too Old for Massage
No matter your age, it’s never too late to start getting massages to combat the common conditions associated with aging and enjoy the benefits of a therapeutic experience. You can reduce stress, feel more relaxed and experience the positive impacts of massage on your health and wellness at any age.