Massage Therapy.

Massage as a healing tool has been around for thousands of years in many cultures. The benefits of massage can be great, and perhaps, especially significant for those with mental and physical disabilities.

Benefits of Massage for the Special Needs population

  • Decrease in Stress
  • Management of anxiety, depression and insomnia
  • Increases oxygen and nutrients to cells
  • Relief of Pain & Stiffness
  • Blood Pressure control
  • Immunity boost
  • Releases endorphins
  • Improves recovery from injury
  • Improves range-of-motion and decreases discomfort for patients with low back pain
  • Reduces spasms and cramping
  • Increases joint flexibility
  • Provides exercise and stretching for atrophied muscles and reduces shortening of the muscles for those with restricted range of motion
  • Calms or stimulates the nervous system, depending on the type of massage applied
  • Elicits feelings of caring and comfort

The Need for Touch

Those with mental and physical disabilities are often touch deprived, which can lead to disease and/or increased emotional dysfunction. From the cradle to the nursing home, tactile stimulation and the emotional assurance of caring touch bring about a necessary sense of well-being and security.

Contact us to learn more about the many benefits of massage for your special needs population.

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