A large amount of seniors are getting artificial joint these days, such as hip and knees. In addition to physiotherapy, with a physicians approval massage can be very helpful in assisting with range of motion. The hardest part about getting new joints is learning how to get that range of motion back.
Some massage techniques are used specifically to break up scar tissue that inhibits that range of motion. Swelling is also a side effect after these joint operations.
Even a light massage can help flush out all the extra fluids pooling to the surgical site. Plus physio can be quite aggressive, so having that gentler massage can make all the difference during recovery.
As a population, aging means we are more prone to injuries. Whether it is poor footing and a fall off the sidewalk or sleeping in the wrong position, massage can help with bouncing back from that injury faster.
Maria Murchie, RMT, resident of Hamilton, Ontario, always knew she wanted to be in the health field, however at a young age she learned that she had a blood phobia, so she was forced to rethink her nursing career. Massage seemed to be a hemoglobin free alternative and it has been for the last 6 years.
A graduate of the Canadian Therapeutic College 2004, and a member of the Canadian Massage Therapists of Ontario since 2005, Maria enjoys finding new therapies and new places to travel, to become more educated in the massage therapy field. Just recently Maria travelled to St. Petersburg, Florida to educate herself on the BAMBOO FUSION massage, and is excited to bring this latest therapy to her clients in Canada.