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Healthy Aging

Fri, Feb 25th, 2011
Posted in Ask the Expert

Chasta Boley,CMT

 Therapeutic Massage can help you feel good at any age. Therapeutic Massage can help improve your general health, address any problems or conditions you might have, and enhance your quality of life.

 Some physical effects of aging can be a decrease in your mobility and muscle strength, less tissue elasticity, slower nerve conduction, and loss of bone mass are just to name a few.

 Some beneficial effects of Therapeutic Massage for older adults are:

 •Enhancement of general health by helping promote well-nourished and healthy skin, improving circulation of your blood and lymph nodes and improves your immune system functions.

 •Reduces effects of stress physically and mentally. It can also reduce muscular tension that usually comes with discomfort, improves sleep.

 •Especially important is mobility and independence. For the elderly, Therapeutic Massage can help you keep the flexibility and strength you need for every day activities such as getting up and out of a chair, walking, climbing stairs, driving.

 It is very important for the elderly if you are under the care of a doctor for a medical condition to speak with him or her before you schedule your massage, to find out if there are any restrictions your therapist should know about.

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