Older people often suffer from a variety of such age-related diseases as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, anxiety, depression and loneliness. This leads to poor blood circulation and limited physical activity. All human beings desire to move, be healthy and retain independence. Alexandria Myotherapy supports seniors’ desire to feel better and maintain a normal, healthy life.
Geriatric massage is a form of massage therapy designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly population. As defined by Wikipedia, “Geriatrics is a sub-specialty of internal medicine that focuses on health care of elderly people. It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults.” Consequently, geriatric massage therapists are educated to understand the physiological and psychological changes that occur in senior citizens. It involves the gentle use of hands to manipulate the soft tissues of the body to improve blood and lymph circulation, which in turn helps to relieve pain and discomfort.
Therapists with training in Geriatric Massage: Darla Goddard, Dina Clevenson, Patience Ulstad