â€œIt feels good and I feel more relaxed and stress-free after a massage. I meditate during the massage and listen to the music. She gets the kinks out of my back and neck.â€
â€œIt makes me so relaxed. It relaxes my whole body and I go into another world. If anyone has pain in their body, this is the way to go.â€
â€“Emma Ziemke, Augustana Chapel View Resident
Massage Solutions specializes in a therapeutic approach to massage and wellness through the use of specific modalities. Massage Therapists create tailored programs in a variety of settings to bring the benefits of massage to clients of all ages and abilities.
There are many physical and psychological benefits to massage therapy, including: increased circulation, better sleep, relief from head and body aches, improved flexibility and decreased depression and anxiety symptoms.
In the last two decades, massage, therapeutic touch and a calming physical presence, have emerged as viable alternatives in dementia care. The agitation and anxiety often experienced by dementia and Alzheimerâ€™s patients may be eased through gentle massage therapy.
Studies have shown that in-home use of slow-stroke massage to the upper body showed a reduction of the physical behaviors such as pacing, wandering and resisting. Researchers have also found that gentle-touch therapy at mealtime improved the patientsâ€™ food intake.
Massage Solutions Therapists frequently travel to individual facilities with a massage chair and table to use on-site. As a result, clients enjoy the benefits of massage therapy without having to leave their residence.
For care center residents, the Massage Therapist will provide an in-room massage in a chair (or wheelchair) or lying in a bed, which ever is appropriate and comfortable.
Appointments are typically scheduled through a sign-up sheet posted in a designated location, or a block of time is set aside to meet with each resident in their room.
Massage Solutions is able to accommodate scheduling, marketing and the sign-up process. The Massage Therapists may also do an introductory educational session and provide mini-massages to introduce the program.