Comprehensive Massage for Seniors

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Oct 27, 2015

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As we age many things are different and it is important to realize that our age is an advantage mainly in terms of time and experience. Physiological and psychological age is a variable result in the formula of life where your attitude towards personal health and activity determine the quality, endurance, efficiency and longevity of your life. The complex of minor disorders and injuries, collected for a lifelong period, appear as chronic pain syndromes, limiting our physical activity and darkening our sense of surrounding beauty.

However, the number of disorders lowering our quality of life has functional and reversible character. It means that a positive attitude can make a drastic difference to the quality of your life. Manual therapy, can give you efficient impact and a weapon for struggle with aging and weakness in the most knowledgeable, natural, physiological, efficient and joyful way without side effects. Massage can be different from anything that you knew before. Massage can be used like surgeons tool; exactly and precisely focused on that structural and physiological condition in your body which causes discomfort, pain, activity restrictions and even disability.

Comprehensive massage is a powerful fusion of the most effective techniques of massage and bodywork. Comprehensive means inclusive, flexible, universal, and efficient; this is true of knowledge, education and wisdom at the base of professionalism. It is targeting our common enemies pain and weakness, depression and aging.

For seniors a specialized 30 - 40 min geriatric procedure is a unique way of rehabilitation and rejuvenation during and after a wide variety of disorders. It works as a symptomatic and preventive while maintaining measure with amazing effect.

Geriatric Massage is a holistic type of therapy that treats the whole person, not just condition. It is focused on vascular, nervous and muscular systems, improving metabolism and cellular regeneration in the organism, literally; it fills you with energy while restoring neuromuscular functionality, relieving pain and increasing physical performance. It fights depression and anxiety, improves sleeping, confidence, and motivation. It is not a miracle! The miracle is you, your mind, and your organism that enables you to overcome any disease. We just cooperate and assist.

Editors Note: This article was submitted by Victor Likhobabin, PhD, LMT, and NCBTMB of 1st Comprehensive Massage Clinic. He may be reached at 801-274-0462

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