This is a form of massage designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly population.
A geriatric massage is a form of massage designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly population. It involves the use of hands to manipulate the soft tissues of the body to improve blood circulation, relieve pain, and increase the range of motion. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the geriatric massage.
Geriatric has proven to aid in restoring mobilization to stiff joints, increase memory and decrease depression in elderly. The natural process of aging brings with it a number of health issues.
Old people often suffer from a variety of such age-related diseases as Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, diabetes, or heart disease. As a result, they have poor blood circulation and limited physical activity. Many of them are also anxious, depressed, and lonely.
Geriatric massage can help them maintain and improve their overall health, as well as regain certain physical functions that have been reduced or lost due to aging. In addition, it can relieve anxiety and depression and provide comfort to touch-deprived elderly patients.
The body gets weaker as one gets older and systems don’t remain robust as they once were. Geriatric massage is great for this group of individuals to increase the quality of life by relieving stress.
The therapist is trained to monitor the pressure applied to a patient to reach the best results.