According to Dietrich Miesler, director of the renowned DAY-BREAK Geriatric Massage Project, "a regular, weekly massage is the best prevention to most of the problems of aging". Our massage therapists are specially trained in performing massage on our aging population.
Geriatric Massage can increase blood circulation, combat depression, improve balance and flexibility, reduce the pain of arthritis, increase joint mobility, improve posture and encourage overall well-being.
What Should I Be Prepared For During The Massage?
There are certain things you should expect during a massage. Traditionally most massages are performed with the client unclothed; however, you may decide what amount of clothing you prefer to wear for your own comfort. Our therapist will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table and cover yourself with a clean sheet. Throughout the session, you will be properly draped and covered. Only the area being worked will be uncovered. A light oil will be used to permit your muscles to be worked on without causing excessive friction to the skin. The average full-body session lasts about one hour.
Should I Have A Doctor's Permission?
In most cases of Geriatric Massage the answer is yes. If you have a specific health condition, you must receive permission from your physician to proceed with massage. In certain cases we may ask to speak directly to your doctor. This is merely a precaution to ensure your good health. As with any population, there are certain conditions which are "contraindicated" for massage
and often geriatric clients are more prone to these conditions.