Therapeutic massage can help you feel good at any age. Massage helps improve general health, addresses problem conditions, and enhances the quality of life. Aging is a normal life process, Some physical effects of aging include decrease in general mobility and muscular strength, slower nerve condition, less tissue elasticity, thinner and drier skin, loss of bone mass, degreased function of the senses, and a less effect immune system. As we know, chronic stress speeds up the aging process, as does inactivity. Therapeutic massage can be an imprtant part of a health maintenance program and it helps keep your mind and body functioning optimally. It does this by keeping your skin healthy and well nourished, it improves the circulation of blood and lymph, (this improves the ability of your immune system function)) and it improves your energy flow.
More importantly therapeutic massage can help you keep the flexibility and strength needed to do simple things like walk, get up out of a chair, drive your car, climb stairs, or get in and out of the bathtub. This in turn increases your feelings of well-being, improves your sleep, reduces muscle tension and associated discomfort. Massage offers relief for conditions that are common as we get older like arthritus, sleeplessness, general muscular aches and pains and constipation (no body wants to hear or talk about that! )
Since we are aging every second ot the day (only people on record getting younger are Merlin and The Curious Benjamen Button and they still needed therapuetic massage) we should include therapuetic massage as part of our health routine.
Yes I am promoting this modality and especially the RUB CLUB in our office. This is one of those things that I PRACTICE as well as PREACH about! Have you been TOUCHed today