When a person thinks of a massage, they may envision a vigorous rubdown or a long relaxing session. Massage for the elderly, in an age appropriate, or in a more frail state of health, takes on a whole new perspective.
Massage for the elderly population uses different techniques and a maximum time limit of a half (1/2) hour. The style of massage taught by the DayBreak Geriatric Massage Institute (www.daybreak-massage.com) has been proven to be effective, increasing health and wellness among its recipients. Because of these factors massage can become part of a healthy maintenance regime.