"Youth is the gift of nature, but age is the work of art".

As one grows old, several issues creep in mind. One is the loss of memory; others might include joint pain and other age-related issues. Most of the problems associated with the old age either make a person face difficulty in walking or any other mobility. According to the remedial massage therapists, regular massage and exercise are always going to be helpful in curing the problems in the most effective way.

All of us know that the sure sign of old age are aches and pains. And pains are always going to be annoying. The wrinkles formed on the skin can vary according to the person's inclination towards opting for massage.

Body Becomes a Junction of Diseases

It is often said that the more a body functions, the lesser is the chances of it growing weak. Therefore, as an owner of the body, a person should always look out for all the possible measures to keep it working.

To make sure it is necessary to listen to the requirement of the body. It's a challenge that most people hardly realise. Those strain on the shoulders or stress on the calves are because of muscular contractions. A regular massage session would ensure your body is free from cramps.

Problems that Arise Because of Stress/Strain

With age, people often suffer from the following different types of problems--

Increased chances of pulse rate and heartbeat

  • Muscular tension
  • Increase in Blood Pressure
  • Slowdown of the Digestive Power
  • Suppression of the immunity system
  • Insomnia

If exposed to these types of stress for a long time, the body is subjected to the following types of ailments--

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Hypertension and Diabetes
  • Migraines and Headaches

How Is Remedial Massage Going to be Effective for Senior Citizens?

There are several benefits accompanied with remedial massage. When it is about the older people, the benefits stand prominent. The following are some of the top advantages of remedial massage for a 60+ person--

  1. Enhances the Flow of Blood

With age, blood circulation becomes quite difficult for such people. Therefore, to increase or improve the blood flow, it is important to give the person a good session of remedial massage.

  1. Softening of the Tissues and Hard Muscles

As a person ages, the body becomes less active. The muscles of the body tighten up and harden. A regular session of massage helps in softening the tissues and muscles by increasing the blood flow and ultimately helps in reducing the muscular tension.

  1. Helps in Stimulating the Nervous System

Massage therapy releases hormones that reduce stress. The therapeutic advantage of these stress reliever hormones is enormous and calms down the nerve. It is often seen that dopamine often regarded as happy hormone helps in the proper functioning of the nervous system.


Every pain and ache is related to an imbalance in the hormone secretion of the body. Remedial massage balances the entire functioning and helps an older person to have a smooth pain free living.

Author's Bio: 

The author is an experienced remedial massage therapist associated with one of the leading massage centres and has years of experience in massage. The author also has several articles and blogs published based on remedial massage therapy in some of the popular health magazines.