We all know that as we get older, there are more aches and pains. While we could put our bodies through a lot more when we were younger (jumping out of swings, playing games of basketball or soccer in our yards with our friends, and all those fun things kids do), as we get older, we are suddenly out of commission after we sleep in a slightly different position! Though you may feel a little nostalgic for those younger years as you age, it is important to care for your body every passing year.
As you get older, your health needs change, and the same is also true for massage therapy. Due to conditions that are often age-related such as easier bruising, weakened muscles, and increased pain, geriatric massage involves gentler hand motions, gentle massage of the feet and hands, shorter sessions, and only the occasional use of stronger movements.
There are many health benefits in elderly massage care. Circulation issues that are often caused by things like heart disease and diabetes can be reduced because massage can help to increase blood flow to the arms and legs. Geriatric massage can also help to increase mobility that has been lost to inflammation as well as common conditions such as osteoarthritis. Additionally, mental health is improved due to increased stress relief and relaxation, decreased headache pains, improved sleep quality, and accelerated healing due to the accelerated blood flow.
Luminous You Massage in Lubbock, Texas, offers geriatric massage and elderly care. To learn more about our elderly care or to experience its benefits firsthand for yourself, contact us today! We are happy to help you start living your best life with reduced pain and increased quality of life.