Geriatric Massage

MassageRx’s mission is to provide those in their golden years with relaxation, rejuvenation and overall well-being through the healing power of massage, and thus enhancing the quality of life for all as we age.  We believe that the many benefits of massage need to be made available to everyone, not just those who can get to a spa for the day. 

With this in mind MassageRx’s concept is to bring the “spa to the client”….we not only bring the all important table to your location, but also provide heat packs, aromatherapy, complimentary tools to target specific areas, all at no additional fee.  For those clients that find it difficult to get out of their beds some massage techniques, including range of motion, can be provided from the comfort of their own beds.

MassageRx also knows the stresses and demands of the caregivers of the geriatric community and therefore also offers complementary services to the caregivers, as well as, special offers designed specifically to meet their needs.

The Benefits of Geriatric Massage

Geriatric massage is a specific massage technique used to treat the most common of ailments in the elderly population. Most often used as a preventative form of therapy, senior adults benefit from improved blood circulation and maintained range of motion.  Additionally for those senior adults who suffer from age related illness, such as Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, diabetes and even heart disease, the use of geriatric massage helps in improving the circulation of lymphatic fluid and blood, thereby improving these conditions naturally.

And what about the psychological impact of geriatric massage?

Because many senior adults, today, live in isolation, feeling depressed and lonely, geriatric massage is providing a way for the elderly population to reach out to other individuals and engage in not only physical stimulation but also psychological and emotional support and stimulation.

Geriatric massage is practiced in a 40 minute session with passive stretching of shoulders legs and feet with the massage therapist also supplying gentle massage to the hands and feet to improve mobility and reduce age related stiffness. Soft massaging techniques are applies to various parts of the body, primarily the back, to promote blood circulation and cardiovascular health.