Massage Benefits for the More Mature:
Massage offers more than just a way for older people to relax and de-stress. Just a few of the benefits include:
Skin and Improved Circulation
As we age our skin loses elasticity and our circulation begins to slow down. Massage can help counteract this by increasing circulation efficiency through tissue manipulation which in turn helps restore some of the skin’s elasticity and tone muscle.
All Natural Relief for Nagging Aches and Pains
The older we get the more we notice nagging aches and pains that just seem to linger and make everyday life more painful and limited than we’d like. Massage helps to keep the joints in the body more flexible while it also stimulates the production of synovial fluid, something which naturally lubricates joints and also nourishes the surrounding articular cartilage.
Arthritis is a more serious painful condition that becomes more common as people age. While massage cannot “heal” arthritis it can help relieve the symptoms, making people feel better. Many doctors are now prescribing massage as a treatment for their arthritis patients as a part of their treatment regime.
Stress and Immunity
Stress is not only hard on people emotionally but it can take a bigger physical toll than they realise as well. Research has found that high levels of stress can actually age the body prematurely as it seems to weaken the function of the immune system. Some research has indicated that stress can make cells appear almost 20 years older than they really are!
In addition to helping relieve stress massage can also stimulate the immune system while also releasing more dopamine and serotonin which promotes a feeling of calm and well being and decreases the amount of the “stress hormone” cortisol which has also been attributed with weight gain.
Why put it off for another day ring Louise of Massage Central to take advantage of the $45 introductory special for 60 minutes.
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