Twenty-one studies conducted from 1991-2009 showed statistically significant improvements in physical and psychological relaxation among the older participants. These results were experienced from either a three-minute back massage or a 10-minute hand massage.
Geriatric Massage is a particular type of massage therapy, specifically designed to benefit the elderly. Each technique is tailored to a specific health condition.
Benefits of Geriatric Massage include:
- Improvement of the patient’s length and quality of sleep
- Alleviation of headaches and other physical pain
- Slowing down partial loss of mobility lost due to arthritis, etc.
- Aiding in healing from injury and illness
In a short session, patients will see improvements in their blood circulation and muscle tension. The stress relief that results from massage alone can be extremely beneficial for patients mentally and physically.