Benefits of Massage Therapy in Home Health Care
Massage is an effective therapy for conditions such as pain and muscle tension in the back, neck, and shoulders; fatigue; stress injuries; headaches, migraines; anxiety and depression.
The sedentary lifestyle of those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility can cause poor circulation. Massage therapy can be particularly helpful to help increase blood flow to the muscles, eliminating toxins and improving healing times for injuries.
Reduced mobility can also lead to nerve function that results in degeneration, the shortening of muscles and rigidness in joints that cannot straighten normally. Massage can help muscles and joints with gentle stretching.
Massage therapy can also help improve ease in breathing, increase mobility and appetite, improve digestion and elimination, decrease need for pain medication, promote more restful sleep and help improve balance and coordination.
Massage Therapy Tailored for the Elderly and Disabled
The massage treatment is provided in the comfort, convenience and privacy of the client’s home.
Massage can be performed with the patient on their wheelchair, or if they are mobile, on a massage table or a chair.
The massage therapy generally uses lighter strokes and tailored to suit you or your loved one’s health and requirements. To adjust according to the health condition of the patient, a detailed patient intake and health history is taken in the initial session.