Is Massage the Best Form of Therapy for Retirees?

Senior woman enjoying a massage

Massage is an age-old tradition that can be traced back over 5000 years to India and has since grown to become one of the most popular forms of relaxation in the western world. It boasts a range of benefits for people of all ages, sizes, and abilities, as well as used to treat, help, or manage a range of common conditions, such as sciatica, injury, and stress.Although massage is beneficial to people of all ages, in recent years an increasing number of elderly clientele are visiting massage therapists to reap the rewards of the non-invasive therapy. In elderly people, massage has been shown to be beneficial to those with arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and helps increase strength and muscle coordination.

According to the Touch Research Institute, massage facilitates relaxation and communication in Alzheimer’s sufferers and assists clients with arthritic pain management through promoting natural joint lubrication. Massage for the elderly can:

  • Boost natural energy levels
  • Increase strength
  • Increase muscle coordination
  • Improve posture
  • Reducing muscle tension (in turn, promoting better sleep)
  • Promote relaxation and feelings of calm

Additional overall benefits of massage include, but are not limited to:

  • Reduced anxiety
  • Better digestion
  • Reduced fatigue
  • Better circulation
  • Improved concentration
  • Enhanced sleep quality


It just goes to show that a visit to the spa can be beneficial for more reasons than an afternoon of pampering. And while a manicure, pedicure, or a quick color perm may help you look better on the outside, a massage will help you to feel better on the inside, too — a great excuse to indulge.

Indulge a Little with a Massage at Cambridge Village of Apex

The Cambridge Village Community are committed to helping its residents stay connected to things they love, as well as providing the very best in retirement center amenities. Their onsite spa not only provides the very best in hair care, semi-permanent makeup, and hair removal services, but also provides a range of massage therapies to help residents (and their guests!) enjoy the numerous health benefits of massage.

If you would like to come and take a look at our spa, the community, or any of our other retirement center amenities, please don’t hesitate to schedule a tour.

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