Massage for Seniors
The number of people aged 65 or older is expected to double within the next ten years according to the National Center for Health Statistics. This leaves a large population particularly susceptible to illness and injury. And as the number of seniors grows, so, too, does the amount of research attesting to the potential benefits of massage therapy and how it can specifically help with some of the unpleasant side effects of aging.
Two of the most common conditions associated with aging are osteoarthritis and Alzheimer’s disease, and massage therapy has shown to improve symptoms of both. Studies show that massage therapy can relieve the aches and pains associated with OA and the emotional stresses often associated with Alzheimer’s.
At the Soma Institute in Chicago, all aspects and modalities of massage therapy are covered, from hydrotherapy, deep tissue, athletic injury support, and more. A massage therapist is in the unique position of being able to treat their clients with natural methods of care—helping to reduce stress, overworked muscles, and to promote overall health.
If you’ve considered a career in health and wellness, perhaps now is the time to take a second look at Soma’s Clinical Massage Therapy program. Without spending years in school, Soma can give you the training and support you need to embark on a career you’ll love. Give Soma a call for more information at 1.800.694.5314.