As the number of elderly persons within the general population grows, so does the number of research studies investigating the effects of massage therapy on senior citizens. Aging, the process of growing older, is both universal and unique to each person. The average life expectancy in the United States is currently 78.8 years. Learn about how […]
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 […]