Therapeutic Massage for Seniors

What is Therapeutic Massage?

Therapeutic massage techniques for seniors include myofascial release, deep tissue massage, Swedish and more. Swedish massage therapy implements different types of strokes, including kneading, friction, sliding or gliding. It’s highly effective for seniors who suffer from osteoarthritis. Myofascial release therapy entails the stretching of muscles and connective tissue fibers. It helps increase range of motion for seniors and reduces the everyday aches and pains due to aging. Deep tissue massage realigns the deep muscle layers and connective tissue.

What Conditions Can Therapeutic Massage Treat?

Therapeutic Massage is effective for a variety of conditions for seniors, including arthritis, osteoarthritis, low back pain, inflammation of joints, shoulder pain, diabetic leg ulcers and joint pain. It is also a safe pain treatment for senior who are taking medications.

What are the Benefits of Therapeutic Massage?

Seniors often experience reduced strength, stiffness and aches and pains associated with the aging process. A registered massage therapist can help reduce those age-related symptoms. The benefits of massage therapy include:

  • Improved circulation and can prevent complications such as diabetic leg ulcers
  • Decreased muscular stiffness
  • Reduced pain from arthritis
  • Prevention of muscular deterioration
  • Reduction in healing time for illness or injury
  • Reduced inflammation of joints
  • Improved respiratory symptoms
  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • Strengthened immune system

With any massage therapy at The Health Network, extra care is given to seniors. Massage sessions range from 30 minutes to an hour, and massage techniques are very gentle strokes and comfortable for the elderly person. Passive or active joint movements are carefully applied and pressure is gentle. Plus, each session is tailored to the individual’s unique needs.

At the Health Network in London Ontario, seniors can enhance their physical and emotional well-being with a full-body massage and therapeutic massage. A registered massage therapist will provide techniques that are gentle, soothing and effective. Call today, 519 433 7400, to book an appointment. Same Day Appointments are available.