As we age, it is more important than ever to take care of ourselves. Massages help promote circulation, improve posture, allow easier movement and provide an overall sense of well-being. Massage for the chronologically gifted employs light, gentle massage and passive stretching to ease muscle tension without excessive friction on the skin. Our massage therapists will consider the factors of aging and your specific health conditions when tailoring the massage. Try any one of these massages and age gracefully.
Swedish massages relieve stress and encourage deep relaxation. During a Swedish massage, your massage therapist will use techniques such as kneading, long strokes, circular movements, and passive joint movements. A Swedish massage can decrease pain by addressing adhesive scar tissue or muscular tension, helping remove waste products, and increasing tissue temperature.
Shiatsu is a Japanese massage form that involves applying pressure to specific points on meridians. Acupressure, kneading, tapping, compression, and stretching are incorporated in this form of bodywork to help break up the underlying fascia, increasing mobility. Shiatsu is a holistic approach that combines science and philosophy. This technique can be used to target the limited range of movement and pain associated with arthritis and other similar conditions.
Gentle, relaxing bodywork techniques help reconnect the body after invasive surgeries. As we age, healing processes become much slower. Massages can be used to promote and assist healing, which can speed up the recovery process. Due to the invasive nature of surgeries, damage to soft tissue is unavoidable. Scar tissue is adhesive and can affect the functioning of surrounding structures such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. A massage can be used to target and break up the formation of scar tissue, enabling the tissue structures to regain full functioning much quicker.
Promote Health and Healing Through a Massage
Our experienced massage therapists offer a caring and positive touch and adjust every massage to individual needs. Sometimes the massage is done on a massage table, sometimes in a wheelchair, sometimes in a geri-chair, sometimes in a hospital bed. Whatever the case may be, we create a customized therapeutic session. Give us a call now at (540) 820-3097 to schedule an appointment.