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SENIOR MASSAGE

WHAT IS GERIATRIC MASSAGE?

GERIATRIC MASSAGE RELATED TOPICS

BENEFITS OF MASSAGE FOR MATURE ADULTS

CAUTIONS FOR SENIOR CITIZEN MASSAGE

SENIOR MASSAGE RELATED TOPICS

SENIOR MASSAGE LINKS



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SENIOR MASSAGE




What Is Elderly Massage?


Massage for elderly citizens is simply that, massage for the elderly,
but it's application is certainly different from massage for the
younger population and the massage therapist needs to be knowledgeable
of the physiological changes that occur in the aging body. Massage
techniques are different, pressure applied is certainly different and
there must be great sensitivity shown to the receivers feedback to
ensure the massage is comfortable as well as effective.

A natural trend when we age is to become less active and this reduction
in physical activity contributes to the reduction of the quality of life
experienced by many of our senior citizens. Many studies have shown that
elderly massage therapy can be of significant benefit in managing the
effects of aging such as arthritis and a host of other physical ailments.



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.



Senior Massage
http://integrativemedicalmassage.massagetherapy.com/senior-massage



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WHAT IS
GERIATRIC MASSAGE?




Geriatric massage is a form of massage developed for use on the
elderly. This style of massage addresses specific issues common
to elderly individuals, such as increased fragility and sensitivity
to touch. Massage therapists can pursue certification in geriatric
massage, and this style of massage is also sometimes taught to nurses
and other care providers who work in hospitals and institutions which
care for the elderly.

Several issues must be considered when working on the elderly. The first
is that elderly bodies tend to be more delicate. Deep tissue work and
penetrating massage techniques are not suitable for many geriatric clients,
because these styles of massage can cause pain and bruising. Elderly bodies
also experience more stiffness and joint problems, and this issue must be
taken into account when working with the elderly. The skin of older people
is also very fragile, requiring the use of massage oil or cream and gentle
massage techniques to avoid tearing or irritation.

The goal of a geriatric massage session is usually to help the client relax,
and to increase flexibility and ease joint pain. The massage tends to be very
light and gentle, and the massage therapist or nurse stays very attuned to
signs that the client might be experiencing discomfort. Sometimes, lightly
brushing the skin is enough, while in other cases, slow circular massage moves
may be used. Some patients also benefit from the gentle stimulation of pressure
points.



What is Geriatric Massage?
http://www.wisegeekhealth.com/what-is-geriatric-massage.htm



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GERIATRIC MASSAGE
RELATED TOPICS




What are Pressure Points?
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-pressure-points.htm

What is a Reflex Point?
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-reflex-point.htm

What is Hypersensitivity?
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-hypersensitivity.htm



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BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
FOR MATURE ADULTS




Sciatica pain relief

Increased circulation, mobility, and sleep

Relief from muscular tension, soreness, and fatigue

Improved concentration, balance, posture, and motor skills

Stimulation of digestion and improved elimination

Enhanced lymph flow

Restored range of motion and flexibility

Help for diabetics, Parkinson's, neuropathy

Helps to reduce muscle inflamation after exercise

Pain relief for osteoarthritis of the knee

Low back pain relief

Improved pain and quality of life for clients with fibromyalgia



Benefits of Massage for Mature Adults
http://inyourhomeseniormassage.com/benefits.html



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CAUTIONS FOR
SENIOR CITIZEN MASSAGE




Senior citizen massage has some different with normal massage. This
is because an aging body requires a little extra tender loving care.
First of all, an elderly body must be positioned carefully and
properly on a massage table. Normally, seniors massage will not take
longer than 30 minutes, because longer session may be too much for an
aged person.

As we grow older, our skin will lose the nice layer of fat that lies
right under skin, which is use to protect us from bumps and bruises,
thus, our skin will become more fragile. Rubbing or pulling on the
skin can cause skin tears. Therefore, massage for senior citizen better
apply with essential oils.



Safety Measures in Senior Citizen Massage

While doing massage for elderly, have to aware of several conditions.
Massage cannot be given to elderly patients with the following
circumstances:

Certain kinds of cancer

Broken bones or body areas that is reddened, swollen or injured

Open or unhealed bed sores

Drug treatment with blood

Severe acute pain

Varicose veins

Recent surgery



Cautions For Senior Citizen Massage
http://senior-citizen-massage.com/chart.html



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SENIOR MASSAGE
RELATED TOPICS




Preparing a Senior Massage
http://www.ehow.com/video_4401008_preparing-senior-massage.html

Massages For Seniors
http://www.ehow.com/video_4401002_massages-seniors.html

How to Massage the Elderly
http://www.ehow.com/video_4401003_massage-elderly.html

What is Ambulatory Care?
http://www.ehow.com/video_4401004_ambulatory-care_.html

How to Give a Senior Table Massage
http://www.ehow.com/video_4401005_give-senior-table-massage.html

How to Start Massaging the Elderly
http://www.ehow.com/video_4401009_start-massaging-elderly.html

How to Massage a Senior's Feet
http://www.ehow.com/video_4401010_massage-senior_s-feet.html

Foot Massage Techniques for the Elderly
http://www.ehow.com/video_4401011_foot-massage-techniques-elderly.html

How to Massage a Senior's Legs
http://www.ehow.com/video_4401012_massage-senior_s-legs.html

How to Massage a Senior's Hands
http://www.ehow.com/video_4401013_massage-senior_s-hands.html

How to Massage a Senior's Arms
http://www.ehow.com/video_4401014_massage-senior_s-arms.html

How to Massage the Neck & Shoulders
http://www.ehow.com/video_4401015_massage-neck-shoulders.html

How to Massage Head of Seniors
http://www.ehow.com/video_4401016_massage-head-seniors.html

Benefits of Elderly Massage
http://www.ehow.com/video_4401017_benefits-elderly-massage.html

Spirituality & Massage
http://www.ehow.com/video_4401018_spirituality-massage.html

Intuition & Massage
http://www.ehow.com/video_4401019_intuition-massage.html

Massage Techniques for Seniors
http://www.ehow.com/video_4401020_massage-techniques-seniors.html



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SENIOR MASSAGE
ELDERLY MASSAGE
GERIATRIC MASSAGE
LINKS




5 Massage Therapies That Improve Circulation
http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/spa-health/5-massage-therapies-that-improve-circulation.htm

Benefits of Geriatric Massage
http://www.bestmassage.com/article-benefits-of-geriatric-massage

Benefits of Massage for Seniors
http://seniormassage.org/benefits.html

Elderly Massage Benefits
http://www.themassagestore.net/Elderly_Massage_Benefits.html

Geriatric massage
http://www.altmd.com/Articles/Geriatric-Massage--Encyclopedia-of-Alternative-Med

Geriatric massage
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3435100339.html

Geriatric massage
http://www.austinmassageclinic.com/services/geriatric-massage/

Geriatric massage
https://www.massagebook.com/massage-therapy/techniques/geriatric-massage/

Geriatric Massage Therapy
http://www.massageenvy.com/types-of-massage/geriatric.aspx

How Does Massage Work?
http://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/explore-healing-practices/massage-therapy/how-does-massage-work

Massage for Seniors
https://www.amtamassage.org/articles/3/MTJ/detail/2318

Massage Therapy For Seniors
http://www.massagetherapy101.com/massage-techniques/massage-therapy-for-seniors.aspx

Senior Citizen Massage
http://senior-citizen-massage.com/

Senior Massage
http://integrativemedicalmassage.massagetherapy.com/senior-massage

Senior Massage
http://www.spamariana.com/membership/senior-massage/

Therapeutic Benefits of Massage for the Elderly
http://www.pacificcollege.edu/news/blog/2015/01/22/therapeutic-benefits-massage-elderly

The Therapeutic Benefits of Massage for Seniors
http://www.ascseniorcare.com/therapeutic-benefits-massage-seniors/

What is Senior Wellness Massage?
https://wellnessinhand.org/what-is-senior-wellness-massage/



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