Geriatric massage can be used for the treatment of older people, as the massage therapy for the young people and the old cannot be identical. The body of the elderly person differs from the youth in several aspects. Hence special treatment is desired for the treatment of the elderly.
If you have a specific health condition, you should receive permission from your physician to proceed with massage. As with any population, there are certain conditions that are not recommended for massage, hence the importance of communication with your doctor. Once you have obtained permission, be sure to specify your preference for geriatric massage when scheduling your appointment.
Helpful Wellness Tip: Many clients who use geriatric massage have a friend or family member join them for their first visit to ensure they have a comfortable and relaxing experience. You may decide what amount of clothing you prefer to wear during your massage. Throughout the session, you will be properly draped or covered—only the area being worked on will be exposed.
Geriatric Massage: 30 – 40 minutes – $65