How can massage help me?
A large amount of seniors are getting artificial joint these days, such as hip and knees. In addition to physiotherapy, with a physicians approval massage can be very helpful in assisting with range of motion. The hardest part about getting new joints is learning how to get that range of motion back.
Some massage techniques are used specifically to break up scar tissue that inhibits that range of motion. Swelling is also a side effect after these joint operations.
Even a light massage can help flush out all the extra fluids pooling to the surgical site. Plus physio can be quite aggressive, so having that gentler massage can make all the difference during recovery.
As a population, aging means we are more prone to injuries. Whether it is poor footing and a fall off the sidewalk or sleeping in the wrong position, massage can help with bouncing back from that injury faster.