When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.
~ Victor Hugo
Massage for Elders
Robyn specializes in massage therapy for elders. This work was truly a calling for her. From the time she was a small child, she preferred being in the company of elders and delighted in learning from their rich tapestry of experiences. Her depth of knowledge after twenty years of practice helped prepare her to approach this special clientele with confidence, ease and awareness in meeting their individual needs. Touch deprivation and isolation are often experienced by elders, especially after losing a spouse. Massage fills the vital need for touch, provides tremendous comfort, offers companionship and a sense of connection.
Clients report feelings of bliss, the release of muscle tension, reduction of pain, enhanced energy, deeper breathing, improved sleep, improved digestion and elimination as well as feelings of deep relaxation and a sense of calm.
“I believe the elderly should be treated as the wise elders that they are. They are truly a source of joy and wisdom, worthy of our time and attention. They have so much to offer. Touch is a natural and therapeutic way to be with them. It is relaxing and healing and at the same time pleasurable. I love to listen to their stories. I feel honored to witness them and feel a sense of connection to the lives they have lived. The work we do together is sacred, I feel that I tend to both their body and spirit.” ~ Robyn Field L.M.T.
Other benefits of massage for elders are:
~ Lowers blood pressure
~ Stimulates circulation
~ Relieves joint pain
~ Increases appetite
~ Releases endorphins
~ Decreases fear and anxiety
~ Brings sense of well-being
Other benefits of massage are:
~ Decreases isolation
~ Promotes vitality
~ Decreases post surgical recovery
~ Decreases the need for pain medication
~ Reduces swelling and edema
~ Stimulates the flow of lymph fluid