Massage for the Elderly
20min sessions available at my room in Dewsbury sports centre from £18 with a choice of ten aromatherapy oils to enhance your relaxation. Please ring for details 07920427686
Treating chronic pain in the elder population is especially important because pain is prevalent in most seniors' lives.
The shared experience of chronic pain coupled with decreased social contact at this point in their lives makes massage therapy a particularly effective treatment approach for seniors. Studies show residents have reported decreased problems with constipation, insomnia, and appetite. Pain is reduced and stress relieved.
Massage can aid those suffering from - Arthritis, Cancer, Strokes, Mobility problems, Depression . . . . . the list is endless!
Massage therapy reduces the pain of chronic disease and minor injuries, decreases muscle spasms and stiffness, and increases mobility, while providing more physical and social interaction for elders.
For those with Alzheimer's disease, these benefits also apply, as well as some additional observations. Because massage therapy can be used in two ways, either to relax or to stimulate, it elicits both calming and responsive effects. Massage can alleviate some of the anxiety associated with Alzheimer's by inducing relaxation, but it can also stimulate the nervous system to maintain nerve passageways in decline because of the disease. Touch therapy through massage can offer great relief and even aid the drug therapy that elders with Alzheimer's disease are often prescribed.
Massage is not a cure-all for illness's but implies a compassionate, caring respect for others, and it enables the body to respond so as to heal itself. Research supports that regular massage over a period of time increases red blood cell counts, serotonin levels and absorption of medications, and decreases post-surgical healing time. It is clear is that massage supports comfort care, implies a compassionate regard, is non-intrusive, meets the unique needs of individuals, and encourages a relaxation response that causes a chain reaction of positive benefits.
For further information or bookings at home or in residential homes please ring Sara on 079 20427686 or fill in a web form on the contact page.
Mobile Charges: Prices quoted cover massage in Dewsbury, (Further charges will apply to areas further than Dewsbury), I travel as far as Huddersfield, Wakefield, also Heckmondwike, Liversedge, Mirfield, Batley, Cleckheaton, Gomersal, Birstal.