For 55 and Better
Massage Therapy for Healthy Aging
Therapeutic massage can help you feel great at any age. A natural part of the aging process is a decrease in muscle strength, bone mass, reduced energy levels, slower reaction time, less tissue elasticity, thin, dry skin, decrease in the senses and immune system. Did you know that chronic stress and inactivity accelerates the aging process?
The challenge of vital longevity is to continue to lead a healthy, active, quality life, while doing what we can to limit the negative effects of the aging process.
How a Therapeutic Massage can Benefit You:
Enhances your general health – Massage, as a part of a wellness plan to keep the mind and body functioning well, will:
Stimulates well nourished, healthy skin
Improves circulation of blood and lymph
Facilitates immune system function
Improves overall energy
Decrease the effects of stress – Stress has many negative effects on the body. It is a key factor of the top diseases in the US (heart disease, stroke and cancer). Limiting stress is effective with therapeutic massage. Massage can:
Decrease muscle tension due to discomfort or pain
Improve sleep quality
Enhance the feeling of wellness
Improve mobility and independence – Massage can keep muscles and tissue flexible, this will help keep you more mobile and able to do many activities of daily living such as; walking, stairs, getting up from a chair, out of bed, driving, getting out of the tub. Massage will:
Maintain and improve flexibility and elasticity of muscles
Maintain and improve active range of motion.
Supports your fitness program – Regular exercise is an important component to life long vitality. Massage keeps you moving.
Provides social interaction with a caring touch – especially if someone is home bound, we can come to your home and provide therapeutic massage.
Provides relief from minor conditions in older adults - arthritis, general aches and pains, or constipation.
Contact us at the Bodyworks Wellness Center and we can help you with your wellness plan. We will discuss your health history, help you decide what kind of massage is right for you, if you need or want a home visit, length of session you may need, and what to expect during your massage.
Please note that in some cases we may request that you get a doctor’s approval before receiving massage and may request to talk to your healthcare provider. This is only to provide you the best possible care while in our hands.
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