Massage for Chronic Conditions
Beneficial for: Relaxation, arthritis, fractures, circulatory dysfunction, swelling, edema, injury, muscle fatigue, surgery, osteoporosis, low back pain, and muscle spasms.
Seniors massage takes in to account the changing needs of aging clients. Lotion may be used to ensure that the skin, which may be frail, is not disrupted. Special considerations are made for people with conditions that come along with age such as arthritis, osteoporosis, and circulatory or respiratory conditions. Massage techniques may be modified to accommodate medications (e.g., anticoagulants may cause bruising so pressure would need to be modified).
Accommodations can be made for limited or no mobility and when combined with self care regimens of hydrotherapy and remedial exercise, massage can help increase range of motion, and provide some relief from your day to day aches and pains.