Geriatric Massage

Geriatric massage is a form of massage designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly population. It involves the use of hands to manipulate the soft tissues of the body to improve blood circulation, relieve pain , and increase range of motion. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of geriatric massage. Old people often suffer from a variety of such agerelated diseases as Parkinson's disease , arthritis, diabetes, or heart disease . As a result, they have poor blood circulation and limited physical activity. Many of them are also anxious, depressed, and lonely. Geriatric massage can help them maintain and improve their overall health, as well as regain certain physical functions that have been reduced or lost due to aging . In addition, it can relieve anxiety and depression and provide comfort to touch-deprived elderly patients.

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