Massage therapy is usually recommended for persons who have aches, joint pain and muscular pain. These symptoms are very common in old age. Texts of ayurveda attribute vitiation of vata as causative factor for health problems in elderly.
Vitiated vata causes body ache, pain in joints, dry skin, weakness of muscles etc. Ayurveda acharyas recommend body massage with vata balancing oil like ksheerabala oil to normalize imbalanced vata.
The following are benefits of body massage in elderly.
Body massage for elderly is known as senior’s massage or geriatric massage. Careful massage can help to provide the elderly with symptomatic relief and enable seniors to extend the vitality in their lives.
Note: A trained expert massage therapist must massage elderly. The body of aged persons will be fragile and delicate. Hence the body massage for elderly should be conducted under an expert massage therapist’s supervision.
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