Reflexology can be a great treatment for the elderly, because it's relaxing and helps to improve energy levels and build a sense of well-being.
We work all our lives towards the day that we can retire and "take it easy" and for many people that's a dream come true - for a time. But eventually in retirement we face a variety of challenges: a drop in our vitality; an increase in health problems, small and large; worries about how we will cope in the future; a world in which we are becoming increasingly out of touch; the loss of friends and family; and worries about the uncertainties of the future. Eventually, "taking it easy in retirement" can turn into "becoming stressed and worried about how I'll cope on my own".
My last blog mentioned the significance of the mind/body connection and the challenges of ageing is a good demonstration of how our physical state can affect our coping ability and vice versa. Having elderly parents myself, I have seen how loss of function - sight, hearing, mobility and memory deterioration to name a few - can undermine confidence, reduce coping and increase stress, even with a good support network.
Reflexology can help to relax and re-balance mind and body to bring a sense of well-being. Often times, the aches and pains associated with age can be eased, relaxation can help promote better sleep, and the one-to-one contact can stimulate and create a vitality of mind and spirit. Reflexology is also known to help with pain relief (check out my blog on 15/4/13 http://bit.ly/1daS0EN.
Working with older clients requires care, skill and a recognition of potential frailties: old joints can be stiff and require a more gentle approach; older clients may not be familiar with complementary treatments and may need reassurance about what will happen during a treatment; pre-existing conditions may need extra consideration during treatments. Each client has individual needs and the treatment should be adjusted accordingly.
Reflexology is not a substitute for time with the family, but if you have an older relative, why not add to their care and well-being by gifting them a reflexology session. Retirement is the time to take extra care of both physical and mental well-being.
Or, if you're retired yourself, why not invest in your health and well-being and take advantage of the special discounts on multiple sessions.
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