Advancements in technology and medicine have made it possible for us to live longer, healthier lives. As a result, individuals approaching their retirement period are changing the way they view the aging process. Gone are the days where hitting 65 means to sit back and relax in a retirement community on a rocking chair. The 48-66 year olds, or the baby boomer generation, are now looking to remain active, healthy, and on the go.
One of the ways in which the baby boomer generation can accomplish these healthy goals is to integrate massage therapy into their busy schedules. For this particular age group, massage can bring so many more benefits than simply being an extravagance. If you belong to the baby boomer generation, massage therapy can help maintain the healthy body and mind you need to keep up with your active lifestyle by increasing your circulation and flexibility, decreasing pain, blood pressure, feelings of depression and anxiety, menopausal side effects, insomnia etc. In other words, you will be able to feel great, accomplish more, and live a high quality lifestyle for years to come.
To realize the full potential of the benefits massage can give, regular visits are highly recommended. Like exercise or eating right, massage will only increase your well being if it is continued on a regular basis. Also, if you have carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, hypertension, or depression, you may be able to use a healthcare savings account to pay for your massage therapy tax free.
Massage is more than just a relaxing spa day activity, and utilizing its mental and physical benefits will help you feel your very best. It’s been said that 60 is the new 40, and with massage therapy, you can help make that statement a reality.
If you’re a baby boomer seeking ways to remain active and healthy well past your retirement age, have any questions related to structural integration or massage, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with Structura, please call us at 801-897-8711.