When you hear someone is getting a massage, do you think they are indulging in a luxury? I used to think this way until I learned more about the many health benefits of massage. In some cultures, massage therapy is not considered a luxury but a medical necessity. It is a respected part of the healing community. I don’t know about you, but I love a good massage and have come to believe in its healing benefits. Here are some of the benefits:

Increases Circulation

Helps with pain management

Improves your mental outlook

Improves muscle tone

Decreases anxiety and stress

Improves range of motion and flexibility

Releases endorphins

Promotes healing and recovery

Decreases Inflammation

Lowers heart rate

Increases immune system

Lowers blood pressure

Decreases headaches

The list can go on and on!  It certainly appears that there are many advantages to getting a regular massage. This could be especially true for the elderly and those with health issues. Many older adults who utilize Home Care have health challenges that could be helped by the benefits of massage therapy. Your nurse’s aide or companion caregiver could accompany you to a massage therapy appointment. Or, some massage therapists will come to your home to provide therapy in the comfort of your home. For many seniors, massages can really help in many ways. So, what are you waiting for – get on the phone and make that appointment!