Massage Therapy For Older Clients

Massage Therapy For Older Clients

Massage Therapy For Older Clients

With age, some clients experience increased sensitivity to pressure causing pain and/or bruising, vulnerable bones and joints, changes in muscle and fascia, etc.

Does the age of your client affect the type of massage they receive?

The answer is yes.

With age, some clients experience increased sensitivity to pressure causing pain and/or bruising, vulnerable bones and joints, changes in muscle and fascia, etc.

A skilled and experienced massage therapist takes into consideration a variety of clinical factors including your clients:

Health conditions and history: Are there any chronic or acute health conditions?

Skin health: Thin skin, eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis

Previous injuries: Is there still sensitivity, loss of range of motion, etc?

Medications: Blood thinners, pain relievers, etc.

Pain threshold: Pain levels may change as we age due to circulation and reduced blood flow.

It is also important to take a minute or two post massage to make sure your client gets off the table safely and is stable on their feet.

Remember, to be in the massage therapy business you need to protect yourself and your practice.

Having comprehensive liability insurance for massage therapy guarantees a level of confidence and is a best business practice.

The American Massage Council (AMC) offers the most affordable and reliable professional liability insurance for massage therapy coverage and more.

At the American Massage Council, we believe the more we help you, the more you will help others.

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