What is Geriatric Massage?
Many people believe that Geriatric massage composes only the use of a lighter touch and soft strokes.Geriatric Massage Therapy is much more than this. Geriatric massage is tailored to the specific health conditions and needs of our ever growing elderly population.
These conditions can have physiological, psychological, and sociological components that aren’t normally a concern in standard massage.
Geriatric patients frequently suffer from Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, dementia, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, heart disease, and a host of other diseases or ailments. Many Geriatric patients may even have injuries or they are in the recovery process from surgeries.
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What methods are used to give a Geriatric Massage?
A session may involve full body work or may only involve a specific area such as one’s hand, arm, head or neck. The client may be fully clothed or draped. In most cases the session may take place in the client's own bed, hospital bed, wheelchair or geri-chair. Based on the clients condition we may use our massage table or the client may be seated in an ergonomically designed massage chair.
Compressions, myofascial, craniosacral and energetic techniques allow massage therapy to be utilized for both the elderly population and those who may be frail or have compromised systems. Most often given in shorter sessions.
A Geriatric massage session usually lasts around 25-45 minutes, as a longer session may be too tiring for an elderly person. It really depends on the individual and this is determined during our initial evaluation.
How will Geriatric Massage benefit me or my loved one?
AMB Mobile Massage Offers This Unique Program To:
- Improves the patient's quality of life self-esteem and well-being.
- Improves balance and flexibility.
- Increases joint mobility.
- Improves posture.
- Increases blood circulation.
- Speeds up healing from injury, surgery, and illness.
- Partial restoration of mobility lost due to Parkinson's disease or arthritis, and increased range-of-motion for the majority of patients.
- Facilitates mental and physical relaxation.
- Improves the length and quality of sleep.
- Relieves stress, anxiety, depression, and helps fight loneliness
- Senior centers
- Assisted living facilities
- Nursing homes
- Hospice care
- Senior communities
- Private one on one sessions
"Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.” - Dale Turner