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Massage: Improving Quality of Life

Massage: Improving Quality of Life

As we age, we unfortunately become familiar with a myriad of health ailments otherwise unknown. Whether it’s arthritis, Alzheimer’s or heart disease, sometimes age brings unforeseen health issues. Fortunately for older adults, research shows that regular massage therapy can help seniors improve symptoms related to these health issues and discover a better quality of life.

Massage therapy has been shown to decrease pain and lessen muscle stiffness in patients with osteoarthritis—improving functional capabilities. In addition, clients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or forms of dementia have shown to respond positively to massage—helping patients feel more calm and relaxed.

The Soma Institute offers the Clinical Massage Therapy diploma—one if its kind in the U.S. Students from all backgrounds come together to train in the healing arts profession of massage therapy. With exciting internship programs, students have the opportunity to work in Soma’s on-campus clinic under the guidance of faculty supervisors. Find out more about training at the Soma Institute by calling today. Give them a call at 1.800.694.5314.