Geriatric massage therapy is a specific technique designed to address specific needs of elderly populations. This type of massage uses gentle and light application of massage techniques while using a light lotion to reduce friction and aid in comfort. These techniques can help to enhance blood circulation, aid in stress reduction, reduce muscle tension, improve joint mobility and reduce the effects of arthritis.
If you have a specific health condition, you should receive permission from your physician to proceed with massage. As with any population, there are certain conditions that are not recommended for massage, so it is important to communicate with your doctor.