Massage & Movement | For Older Clients

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Why Massage & Movement?

The benefits of Massage Therapy can be used to treat a wide range of conditions which can be more common amongst the elderly population. This can include muscle tightness, arthritis and Parkinson’s. Symptoms of these conditions can effect the mobility of joints, resulting in a reduction in a persons range of movement, flexibility and functional movement. The physical affects can have an emotional and psychological impact on a persons health and well being and can lead to the onset of depression. Massage therapy can improve an individuals quality of life by offering both physical and psychological benefits.

Benefits of Massage & Movement:

  • Increased circulation 
  • Improve mobility
  • Better quality sleep
  • Reduced stress/anxiety through relaxation 
  • Reduce pain and relieve soreness from muscular tension
  • Improve motor skills, range of motion and flexibility
  • Reduce muscle inflammation 
  • Improve quality of life
  • To help manage symptoms of diabetes, Parkinson’s and neuropathy 

Massage & Dementia:

Therapeutic touch can have a positive effect on behavioural symptoms, stress levels and can help calm agitation for people living with dementia. Studies show that lack of human touch can lead to feelings of isolation, confusion and anxiety. 

Lauren

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Sports Massage Therapist (Bachelor of Science Degree)