Many massage techniques can be harnessed to specifically address ailments typically suffered by seniors. By treating age-related afflictions, massage can be a great method to promote youthful, healthy, and energetic feelings amongst an aging population.
With the gentle and light application of pressure, stretching, friction, and kneading that massage uses, an improvement of health and well-being can be achieved through specific benefits like:
- Improving overall balance
- Increasing flexibility and range of motion
- Promoting better posture
- Increasing pain tolerance and reducing inflammation of joints and other arthritic aches and pains
- Enhancing blood circulation
- Boosting energy levels
- Increased relaxation and reduced anxiety
Although most of the benefits listed above are physical, there’s also a more mental and emotional stimulation that is encouraged through the power of human touch. This interaction and expression of human connectedness dissuades isolation through the presence of a physical bond with another human. By providing positive and healthy relationships with another person through a therapeutic and nurturing touch, massage can imbue vibrancy and vitality into a weekly routine.