PART 3 OF 4: FRAILTY & DUTY TO PROTECT. It is useful to identify your elderly client as robust or frail. This article features one popular assessment method to help massage therapists make this determination, which includes five frailty assessments. The article also includes information about mandates that serve to protect certain populations, including the […]
PART 2 OF 4: Geriatric massage takes into account physical, psychological, and socioeconomic factors. The elderly population presents us with unique challenges. There is an increased incidence of disease, medication use, impairment, and disability. This blog will help teach you about how to position your geriatric clients and provide maximum comfort during their massage.
PART 1 OF 4: Individuals 65 years and older are the fastest-growing population in the U. S. The size of this population is expected to grow, increasing from 15% to nearly 24% by 2060 (1). This creates a need for knowledge and skills related to geriatric massage. Read on and learn how to make your […]
Dialysis removes waste products from blood when kidneys are not functioning properly. Types of dialysis are hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Approximately 300,000 people in the U.S. receive dialysis each year. Massage, foot reflexology, and acupressure were found to benefit individuals undergoing hemodialysis. Read on to learn more.
The two main categories of surgery are major surgery and minor surgery. Massage was reported to benefit patients before and after surgery. Benefits were also found when massage was given to caregivers of patients undergoing surgery. Intrigued? Read on.
Chemotherapy uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. These chemicals can be administered intravenously, by injection, topically, or orally in pill or liquid form. The most common method of administration is intravenous by various vascular access devices.
Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation to kill or reduce the size of cancer cells & tumors. Radiation may be delivered externally by a machine or internally by a device that is surgically-implanted near the treatment area. Several studies have investigated the effects of massage on cancer patients who underwent radiation treatments, many of which were breast […]