By Jane Crosier
You've probably heard about how effective massage therapy for
elderlies is by now, but you probably don't know why it is
considered so beneficial. Well, although massage therapy has
been practiced for a long time, the general public has only
recently started to open their minds and hearts to this
technique in recent years. It is now known, and proven, that
touch therapy and massage helps reduce stress in elderlies -
someone who is given the massage and touch therapy sleeps
deeper and longer.
Massage therapy provides elderlies with a very nurturing
feeling and it is especially helpful for adults with medical
physical problems. The more times they experience your touch,
the calmer they will become. The calmer they are, the better
they are able to deal with the medical interventions that they
have to go through at their old age!
Massage therapy and touch therapy have a lot in common because
they have a lot to do with motion of the hands over various
parts of the body. The technique involves a lot of touching,
stroking, and massaging of body parts. Massage therapy might
even be a little bit on the painful side - but for elderlies,
this is not the case.
Some nursing professionals offer massage therapy services to
elderlies they deliver. Professional nurses who offer these
services will provide the technique to critically or seriously
ill elderlies. These nurses work closely with the elderly's
doctor and other nurses to ensure that the persons health is
no way endangered at all.
Elderlies who are not medically challenged will also benefit
from massage therapy. It has been shown that elderlies who are
given massage therapy from an early age tend to age more
smarter, and healthier in general. Make sure you treat your
parents right by giving them a free massage gift!
About The Author: Jane Croiser works at a nursing home and
provides massage therapy for elderlies and other adults. Visit
her website as she gives you the best advice on massage