10 Benefits of Mobile Massage for the Elderly

If you’re someone who enjoys feeling calm and relaxed, then you probably enjoy having a good massage. Getting a massage is a great way to wind down after a long week when you’re feeling stressed, or as a complement to a physical therapy routine.

In our many years of providing mobile massage for Melbourne’s elderly, we’ve seen the many benefits of massage first hand.

In fact, regular massage therapy can help improve the daily lives of the elderly with benefits ranging from improved digestion to better circulation and an overall sense of wellbeing.

Here are the top ten benefits of mobile massage for the elderly:

Top Benefits Of Mobile Massage

As specialists in elderly massage, we’ve found that the following benefits are reported by many of our clients.

1: Sense of calm and relaxation

One of the immediate benefits that mobile massage clients experience is a feeling of well-being. Massage, and the sense of connection it brings, can leave you relaxed and calmer in as little as an hour.

2: Reduced muscle pain and tension

Massage is designed to relax the muscles in your body allowing the pain and tension you may be feeling to just melt away. Many clients are amazed at how de-stressed they feel after a massage.

3: Improved blood and lymph circulation

Massage helps facilitate the movement of blood through the body and lymph nodes, especially through congested areas that may be affected by injury or tension. This movement of new blood through your veins can help damaged and tense muscles heal.

4: Reduced anxiety and depression

Elderly massage has been shown to release endorphins. Endorphins are the chemicals in your brain that produce feelings of wellbeing and have been shown to reduce levels of stress hormones, lowering feelings of anxiety and depression.

5: Speedier healing of soft tissue injuries

Soft tissue injury recovery is hampered when muscular tension, soreness, fatigue and pain are present. Gentle stretching, like you receive during a massage, can relieve this tension and soreness which will speed healing.

6: Heightened mental alertness

The most common ailment that we come across in our elderly massage clients is dementia. Although not scientifically proven, our mobile massage therapists have reported many anecdotes of their clients with dementia appearing more awake and less confused following a massage.

7: Social interaction

Oftentimes, the massage is merely the vehicle to reconnect with people who feel lonely or isolated. Because we are a mobile massage business, we are able to connect with people who may be homebound.

8: Enhanced digestive and respiratory processes

As with the circulatory system, the act of massage can help normalise the heart rate. This, in turn, can help elderly massage clients breathe more naturally which helps normalise digestion.

9: Better sleep

The key to a good night’s sleep is a relaxed body and calm mind. Massage is a wonderful way to both relax the body and calm the mind, resulting in a deep, restful sleep.

10: The healing power of touch

The many life-enhancing benefits of a therapeutic touch are too frequently denied to the elderly in our culture. Mobile massage for the elderly is a great way to bring this healing touch into your life.

Access To In-Home Mobile Massage Services

The benefits of elderly massage are many, and the above ten begin to describe what you can experience with mobile massage.
Many people are not aware of this but a way to access elderly massage services in your own home is through your home care package. These packages are designed to help meet the needs of people with more complex care needs that go beyond what the Commonwealth Home Support Programme can provide. You can learn more about the home care packages from the Australian Government here.

The need for physical touch and connection does not change with age. Just because someone is older does not mean they have less of a need for the healing power of touch. We have repeatedly seen how one on one time works wonders for overall mood and outlook.

If you’d like to learn more about our mobile massage service for you or your loved ones, contact our mobile massage team here.

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Hi! We’re the team at TCMM.

Since 2004, our mission has been to provide in-home massage care to senior Australians.

We know that a regular massage can help improve a person’s quality of life and this positive impact is why we do what we do.

Learn more about our in-home massage, partnering with us or joining our mobile massage team.

Take care!