Geriatric Massage

Geriatric massage is a rapidly growing massage technique that meets the specific needs of the elderly. Used in conjunction with regular medical care, this gentle massage therapy has positive effects on physical and mental health.

Geriatric massage boosts the immune system, improves blood circulation, reduces joint pain, and improves sleep quality. Reports also indicate that touch has a positive effect on physical and mental health, reducing stress, depression and feelings of isolation.

This gentle technique uses passive stretching and massage to the hands and feet to increase mobility and reduce stiffness. Soft massage techniques on the back help promote circulation and cardiovascular health.

A typical massage session lasts 30 minutes. It is designed to be very comfortable and soothing. The client can chose to sit in a comfortable chair or lay on the massage table. Massage tables are often warmed and covered with a thick pad for extra comfort. Clients may go to a massage studio or arrange to have the therapist come to them.

For more information about geriatric massage, consult a registered massage therapist with special training in this technique.

Specific Techniques


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