When most people think of massage therapy, they usually think of “grown ups” going for a massage after work to release all the tension from hours at the computer. While the majority of my clients are often people experiencing pain and discomfort from physically demanding jobs, or postural problems from sedentary jobs, I do have the opportunity to help other special populations.
Soon, I will be hosting another infant massage workshop. Babies and their caregivers (lol) can truly benefit from massage. Massage is a natural, drug-free way to help sooth common discomforts from congestion to constipation. And if we have a happy baby, we have a happy household
Prenatal massage is another special population where medications for aches and pains need to be kept to a bare minimum, and massage therapy can be a safe and natural treatment for everything from common low back and hip pain to headaches and leg cramps.
Very often the “tweens” and teens are forgotten when it comes to massage therapy. I know right now your probably thinking “why on earth would they need a massage?” Well if your kids are working and playing hard at hockey, soccer, dance, cheer-leading, – and lets face it, growing at a rapid rate- massage therapy can be a great way to help treat common injuries and discomforts from over doing it, and keep them in the game. And… what parents don’t usually realize is that company and work benefits almost always cover massage therapy for the entire family, including their kids, up until the age of 21.
Last but certainty not least, massage therapy has a tremendous benefit for seniors. Often times because of drug interactions and sensitivities pain medications are best avoided. This is where massage therapy can help to reduce pain and discomfort to keep seniors doing the things they love most, like gardening and keeping up with the grandchildren!
So next time you see a family member complaining about aches and pains or searching through the medicine cabinet, perhaps you should stop and think “maybe it’s time to book a massage?”