When I started doing In Home Massage therapy, one of the other moms on my sons hockey team started getting me to see her dad, once a week, for seniors Massage therapy, which can differ greatly from a regular massage, or be quite similar to what you get when you go to your chiropractors office or favourite spa. All depending on the health and mobility of the client.
(Sometimes we work on our massage tables, but just as often we do massage in wheelchair, on on a hospital bed. )
For this first client I went into the seniors home where he lived, largely confined to his bed, suffering with Parkinsons disease and the depression that often accompanies that diagnosis. In this first case the first thing the clients family noticed was a change in mood. Less anger, more “good” days, and although there was not a lot of change in mobility there was a decrease in both pain and discomfort as a result of the techniques used in this type of Senior Massage Therapy.
This weekly trip began what has been a cornerstone of my business for the last 20 years, and in particular we have always found massage for veterans one of the most rewarding parts of our practice.
For many of those years I or one of my team made a monthly “senior massage therapy” visit to Bob Peterson, who’s life was inspiring, his history and contributions as a young man and how he embraced the changes that aging brought. Age and all the crappy side effects of aging never seemed to affect his mood, which was always chipper. His sense of duty, or his love of his family and his country. His grace and innate kindness all will be very much missed by myself and my team.
His son put together the following video as a tribute to him and his contribution as a veteran. It is so well done, and such a moving tribute I wanted to share it for my team and for anyone interested.
It is easy to gloss over the contributions of our Veterans, especially in wars that happened before we were born, but still a moment of gratitude is due to this amazing person, his service and his family.
Seniors Massage Therapy
If you or someone you know would like to talk to us about in home ” seniors massage therapy “, we offer free consultations. And we are happy to work with veterans affairs to determine if your veterans benefits will cover Massage therapy and how much they will cover.