Senior Massage

The Baby Boomers ~ The Elderly ~ The Seriously Ill

The senior population continues to age and statistics say we will be living much longer than ever. Even the oldest segment of the “baby boomers” have now reached their early sixties. While many robust seniors are active and stay fit well into their eighties, others may begin feeling the affects of aging early on. Still others may be suffering from a serious illness.

Statistics show that thousands of people join the ranks of the 65 year olds everyday and the baby boomers are just a few years behind them. These are the people who want to maintain their active lifestyles which include many sports and outdoor activities. These activities take a greater toll than they once did, resulting in many aches and pains. Massage therapy can be very beneficial in relieving these symptoms.

Massage for the seriously ill person differs in that its purpose is to soothe and console, rather than to fix or change. This kind if massage is adapted to the sick person’s needs and sensitivities in the moment which can vary tremendously day to day.

The needs of the caregiver of the seriously ill patient should not be overlooked either. Massage to her/him can help to restore emotional and physical resources that can easily become depleted during these difficult times.

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Some of the many benefits of Senior Massage

  • Improves Blood and Lymph circulation which also increases oxygen Supply to the body
  • Increases Range of Motion for the joints.
  • Reduces Muscle Adhesions (knots)
  • Eases Pain & Discomfort
  • Relieves itchy, dry skin,
  • Speeds recovery from surgery
  • Promotes restful sleep
  • Reduces swelling from excess water retention
  • Promotes easier breathing.
  • Boosts energy levels and mental alertness
  • Relieves stress and Anxiety.
  • Helps prevent muscle atrophy & bedsores in the inactive person
  • Provides comfort to “touch deprived” elderly people.

Most importantly, massage can be very empowering to seniors ... suggesting they take charge of their own wellness.

Karen offers a discount to seniors over 65 (see rate page) House and hospital calls can also be accomodated. Contact Karen for more information. 212-388-1923

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