Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Guest Post: Benefits of Massage Therapy in Reducing Dementia

By Sara Rasheed

Dementia is a collective term, which describes several symptoms of cognitive decline. If someone finds difficulty in memorizing something, notices an increase in forgetfulness, a decrease in cognitive skills, difficulty in thinking and in performing daily tasks, as well as problems with communicating, a visit with a doctor is recommended.

While many of these issues come with aging, further testing can help determine if this is normal, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or actual dementia. Whether or not there is a formal diagnosis, it’s never too early to take steps to feel better. People have been using massage for decades to enhance both physical and mental well-being.

Inducing Relaxation
Massage therapy provides multiple benefits. It is one of the best ways to reduce pain and induce relaxation throughout the body. It reduces stress and can facilitate more restful sleep. Those suffering from dementia can become agitated and anxious. Massage can help calm body and mind almost instantly.

Slow Down of Mental Deterioration
Some believe that over time, massage can play a significant role in decreasing memory loss. By relaxing the muscles of the body, massage may have the ability to slow down the rate of dementia. Frequent, even weekly massages, promote healing by regenerating dying and damaged brain cells or neurons, and creating a sense a calm from head to toe.

Increases the Production of Endorphins
Time and again, studies have shown that massage therapy is key to increasing endorphins in the body. Endorphins, also known as happy hormones, are beneficial in balancing the immune system and staying healthy. And, who doesn't want to feel stronger?

The Power of Touch
Many older people and frail elderly suffer from a lack of touch. Massage provides the human and physical interaction so needed, making them feel better physically and psychologically.

Human touch, regardless of whether in the form of regular massage therapy or by using a massage chair, can lead to an overall drop in stress and anxiety even for those in a state of serious cognitive decline.

Increased Communication
A trained massage therapist knows to ask about any discomfort or problem areas of the body, so the recipient gets the most benefit out of the massage session. A licensed professional will also encourage open communication from beginning to end, which can help make an older person apt to share health or personal concerns.

Inhibiting the Production of Stress Hormones
Massage can be especially helpful in inhibiting the production of stress hormones, which increase anxiety and stress levels in the body. As a result, a quality massage can make someone suffering from mild to severe dementia feel better for hours and days after the massage is over.

Sara Rasheed is a psychologist by profession, who enjoys home-based work and travel. She is passionate about the benefits of massage, massage chairs and other relaxation techniques. She regularly posts on mymassagechairs.com

18 comments:

  1. massage chair homedics zero gravity chair recliner chairs computer chair massage table chair cushions easy chair seat cushions massage chairs reclining chairs massage tables human touch recliner chair pedicure chairs ijoy portable massage table massage tables for sale chair .body to body Prague

    ReplyDelete
  2. It’s amazing to visit again n again coming to your blogs the superb effort is here.

    ReplyDelete
  3. It is interesting to read your blog post and I am going to share it with my friends.aybabg

    ReplyDelete
  4. America Gun Ban Home, Syndicated by Countrymen Your News Source Worldwide. Taking the stink out of Gun Control and being a Patriot.  Manhattan spa gifts

    ReplyDelete
  5. For guest posting, the content on your blog should always be of the highest quality. You just never know who is reading and judging you. QualityGuestPosts

    ReplyDelete
  6. Product reviews are most informative when the contain a good structured approach to evaluation. We employ a 5 category equal weight system to evaluate a massage chair. A category can earn between 0 to 20 points. The points earned in each category are added together giving a total score. The massage chair is evaluated in the following categories: Warranty & Customer Service, Comfort/Ergonomics, Ease of Use, Features and Massage Therapy.affordable massage chair

    ReplyDelete
  7. I like your post & I will always be coming frequently to read more of your post about thi Hormone Replacement Therapy Tampa Bay topic. Thank you very much for your post once more.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great info! I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have. Best 3 Way led Light Bulbs

    ReplyDelete
  9. Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I'll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon. Big thanks for the useful info. Erotische massage

    ReplyDelete
  10. Positive site, where did u come up with the information on this posting?I have read a few of the articles on your website now, and I really like your style. Thanks a million and please keep up the effective work. Erotische massage

    ReplyDelete
  11. So What is a massage? You will have a prepared proficient known as a massage advisor, who squeezes, rubs, strokes, works, and generally controls the muscles and delicate tissues of your body. Erotische massage

    ReplyDelete
  12. A very awesome blog post. We are really grateful for your blog post. You will find a lot of approaches after visiting your post.real relax massage chair

    ReplyDelete
  13. Massage increases and improves circulation like rubbing your elbow when you knock it on a table helps to relieve the pain. 9 Types of Massage and All About Massage That You Should Know

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hey ,
    Learn a lot from your write up. Very nice understanding with users. I have a little demand from you. Can you please share about best handheld massager
    . I have looking for last 2 days but did not find proper review about it. Do you mention a post?
    Cheers

    ReplyDelete
  15. Thankyou for sharing the data which is beneficial for me and others likewise to see. Percussion Therapy

    ReplyDelete
  16. "Surin Thai Spa With our expert massage therapist at Surin Thai Spa you will be able to get a full relaxing, professional and soothing head massage nesting all those worries away. Call now
    Company Name = Surin Thai Spa
    address = 12 Lowtown, Pudsey LS28 7AA
    Phone = 07746987892" thai massage pudsey

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hey mate, it is very well written article, thank you for the valuable and useful information you provide in this post. Keep up the good work! FYI, please check these depression, stress and anxiety related articles:


    Psychology Test

    Dementia

    Sleep Disorder

    How To Reduce Nervousness

    First Trimester Pregnancy

    Depression Cure

    Teenage Pregnancy


    You can also contact me at depressioncure.net@gmail.com for link exchange, article exchange or for advertisement.

    Thanks

    Veronica

    ReplyDelete
  18. Since you need to be agreeable while giving the massage, make certain to wear a fitting outfit for both a massage and an in-person meet. Erotische massage

    ReplyDelete