Are you looking for a geriatric massage in Maple Grove & St. Paul MN? This type of massage therapy at Diagnostic Weight Solutions is specifically targeted to assist the elderly with the aches and pains of aging. This massage is very gentle and can include the use of oil or lotion to allow the therapist to work on the muscles with a lot of friction between their hands and the client’s skin.
Geriatric massage is not only a great therapeutic choice to relieve stress and tension but it also promotes better circulation, relieve arthritic pain, assists in offsetting depression and improves coordination, balance, posture, joint mobility and posture. Massage therapy is a great way to improve overall health or to maintain an overall healthy quality of life. Some elderly also fall into depression due to a lack of touch so massage therapy is a great way to combat those triggers for depression.
If you suffer from any health conditions, it is recommended that you consult with you physician before receiving a geriatric massage. Whether young or elderly, there are specific conditions in which massage is not advised so it is very important to be communicative with your physician and massage therapist. Following permission from your physician, it is important to specify your preferences with you massage therapist.
The First Visit
It is common for geriatric massage recipients to have a family member or a friend to come along. Most do this to ensure a relaxing and comfortable first time. Also, any clothing may be worn during the massage but keep in mind that during the entire session you’re covered with only the necessary area(s) for the session exposed