Seniors massage therapy , a client tribute!

massage for veterans

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.

Seniors Massage therapy is an excellent way to promote wellness as well as providing connections for clients.
Seniors Massage therapy can be an important part of overall wellness, as well as being a good visit, promoting good circulation and more.

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.

Chakra Balancing Massage-What I learned from Dr. Ravi Ratan

Dr Ravi teaches aromatherapy and Chakra Balancing

Chakra Balancing Massage is a service we have offered for about a year, based on a workshop I took with a person I will not name. I was and am impressed by how simple and effective it can be.

While I enjoyed that first workshop and could feel the benefits of Chakra balancing when I have had it done, nothing prepared me for the shift of my understanding, and the depth of the knowledge that Dr. Ravi passed on in just two days.

In the 25 years I have been in this industry, and the years since I opened Your Health Span ( In Home massage Calgary ) in 2007, Dr Ravi is one of the best teachers I have come across.

Dr Ravi Ratan with Krista Woodley his Canadian partner teaching the powerful benefits of Chakra Balancing Massage.

Chakra Balancing Massage

Using simple and clear language Dr Ratan deepened my understanding of the chakra’s, confirmed things I knew and sort of understood, and gave me a broader understanding of how using the techniques he taught us, we could have deeper and more impactful healing sessions with our clients.

Uses both crystals, and aromatherapy to balance the energies in the chakra’s, allows our organs, energy and emotional balance to reach optimum levels.

We have 7 main Chakra’s that each correspond with energy frequencies ( just like light does- causing colours) and specific places in our bodies, and control our emotions, our energies and our organs. A Chakra that is not working well has a noticeable effect on the entire physical, physiological and psychological well being of each of us.

Over the next 7 weeks I will go into depth on what I have learned about each chakra, and if you are ready to try a Chakra healing yourself, I would suggest giving us a call. Our therapist Sahira is a powerful therapist in this medium and I can’t stress enough the benefits you will feel.