What Is Geriatric Senior Massage?
Geriatric Senior massage encompasses basic relaxation and stress relief and is also a beneficial tool in fighting many of the symptoms of aging. Today, massage in all its forms is at the forefront of alternative and complementary therapies utilized by millions of people.
How Will It Benefit Me?
Geriatric Senior massage can increase blood circulation, combat depression, improve balance and flexibility, reduce the pain of arthritis, increase joint mobility, improve posture, and encourage overall well-being.
What Should I Be Prepared For During The Massage?
There are certain things you should expect during a massage. Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, you may decide what amount of clothing you prefer to wear for your own comfort. The practitioner will leave the room while you undress, relax on the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet. Throughout the session, you will be properly draped or covered. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. A light oil or lotion may be used to permit your muscles to be worked on without causing excessive friction to the skin. The average full-body session lasts approximately one hour, but some clients enjoy shorter, thirty- minute sessions.
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