Everyone benefits from human touch. Elders living with chronic disease, disability, and the effects of aging can especially enjoy positive effects of skilled therapeutic touch.

Bodywork (massage therapy) is a non-pharmacological complementary treatment. Bodywork improves the overall quality of emotional, social, and physical well-being. Possible benefits of bodywork for elders can be:

  •  improvement of blood and lymph circulation throughout the body.
  •  reduction of muscle aches, tension, and pressure on nerves
  •  pain reduction
  •  physical and mental relaxation
  •  increased range of motion for elders who are experiencing loss mobility and flexibility
  •  one-one contact, nurturance, and comfort through therapeutic touch