Today we’d like to briefly touch on massage for the elderly. Geriatric massage involves many of the same techniques applied to everybody else, although often their application is lighter and more passive. The major concern is to use good quality oil that reduces friction with the skin.
Apart from the standard benefits of massage reaped by everyone, geriatric massage provides contact that many touch-deprived elderly people are needing.
Although if you have a specific health condition, especially as a person over the age of sixty five, you should obtain permission from your doctor before receiving massage from a qualified practitioner.
As a helpful tip, many elderly attend their massage in the company of a family member or a trusted friend to ensure comfort, relaxation and most importantly support.
Massage Envy has a more detailed article on geriatric massage.