Massage Therapy for Osteoporosis Patients

Massage Therapy for Osteoporosis Patients

Massage Therapy for Osteoporosis Patients

Can you perform massage on a client with osteoporosis?

Approximately 54 million Americans are impacted by osteoporosis and low bone mass.

Bone density begins to drop at some point in your life and the rate can accelerate due to lifestyle factors (poor nutrition, lack of exercise, etc.).

Here are 3 steps you as a massage therapist can take to assist osteoporosis clients including:

1. Include passive movements and stretching during sessions to aid joint health.

2. Perform massages in chair in case of clients with inability to lay upon a massage table.

3. Avoid causing too much deep pressure force upon weakened bones.

Remember, when something goes wrong and a massage client gets injured, you could be liable and possibly sued.

As a massage therapist you need to protect yourself and only the best massage therapist insurance coverage will do!

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


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