Geriatric massage is a form of massage that is specific for people generally over the age of 65 with age-related conditions, such as, arthritis, Parkinson’s, stroke, fragility, memory impaired diseases, and end of life issues. It helps improve circulation and joint mobility, eases aches and pains, and can help relieve symptoms of stress, depression and loneliness. Students learn techniques for massaging the aging population. Physical, emotional and mental changes associated with the aging client are explored. Common symptomologies and disabilities for which massage is indicated will be discussed. Hands on experience takes place in a long term care facility.
Lecture Hours: 1.0
Lab Hours: 1.0