What is Therapeutic Senior Massage
My unique modality of Therapeutic Senior Massage means that I come to you and treat you in the privacy and comfort of your own home. Treatments can be received while seated in a recliner, a chair, on the couch, or while lying in bed. During therapeutic massage, I support my clients to enter a deep state of relaxation and rest where they are free to go directly to sleep afterwards without having to transfer off of a table, to dress or use transportation. Clients may receive massage while dressed, undressed, or draped with a sheet. A combination of massage techniques that address the hands, feet, neck, shoulders, and back can promote pain relief throughout the entire body while increasing circulation and nervous system support. Besides the many physical benefits of massage, the healing power of touch creates a sense of comfort, connection, companionship and emotional wellbeing through the release of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin as well as endorphins.
Pain Relief: Massage is a hands-on way to relieve pain, muscle tension, and contraction. Less pain equals greater freedom of movement, increased mobility, expanded range of motion, a more peaceful existence, and an enhanced sense of wellbeing. Massage breaks the pain cycle, allowing for pleasant sensations in the body, and fewer tender spots.
Medication Reduction: Massage can reduce the amount of medication that a patient needs to support them in their pain management by providing natural relaxation and relief.
- Emotional Wellbeing: The healing power of touch provides companionship, a sense of being loved, valued, and cared for.
Sleep Support: Massage has the ability to resolve sleep issues caused by agitation, stress, anxiety, and pain. By decreasing levels of cortisol in the body, the level of relaxation achieved through massage increases the levels of neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and dopamine, as well as the release of endorphins.
Circulation: With regular massage, patients experience healthy blood and lymph circulation that supports them with issues of swelling, lymphedema, and ischemia- a lack of blood supply that results in sensitivity, soreness, and pain.
Cognition: With a reduction in pain and with increased relaxation, patients often experience improvements in alertness, their ability to focus, and a newfound ease in communication.