When you think of massage, you might think of long strokes and pressure. For older adults, the technique may be different but the benefits are just as valuable.
Because older adults’ skin is more delicate, massage therapists use gentle strokes and stretching. Massage can:
Massage has an added benefit. As we age, we often have less physical contact with others. This can lead to feelings of isolation. Massage offsets this by releasing “feel good” hormones like serotonin and endorphins.