Baby Boomers

Invest In Your Health with Self Massage

September 12, 2022 • Fenny Peiffer


Ayurveda (ah-yer- vayda) is an ancient holistic medical practice originating in India over 3,000 years ago and is still being used today. With a focus on using dietary, lifestyle, and herbal remedies based on one’s constitution, practitioners have found a natural approach to healing both mind and body. Self-care is an important aspect of reducing stress, and improving well-being, and has a significant impact on not just us, but the people around us. Massage therapy is known to improve circulation, relieve pain, and promote relaxation. Of course, going to get a massage whether it’s doctor-ordered, or just to pamper ourselves can be expensive and isn’t done enough to reap the benefits of this healing treatment.

One of Ayurvedic medicine’s most recommended forms of at-home care includes self-massage. The best part about soothing your nerves from head to toe is it can be done as a daily ritual without making an appointment or paying a professional. Seniors suffering from aches, pain, or feelings of nervousness can relieve tension in the privacy of their own homes simply by using warmed massage oils. Some of the best neutral oils for massage are apricot kernel, sesame, or coconut oil, which can be purchased inexpensively at most health food stores. Some practitioners recommend adding essential oils for added therapeutic benefits but advise people to check with their doctor as some may interfere with certain medications or cause allergic reactions.

Beginning at the scalp and ending with the soles of the feet, studies have shown massage to be helpful for a variety of ailments from fibromyalgia to digestive issues. Of course, having someone to do the massage for you is ideal, especially if reaching or bending is difficult, but just a few minutes every day or a few times a week is a healthy indulgence worth investing in.

Join the AAL Newsletter

Get the best content in your inbox every Monday morning. Stay up to date with the latest featured communities and updates.

Advertising & Administrative Inquiries

Please leave us a message and a member of our team will reply as soon as possible.


Similar Articles
Tips for Seniors to Stay Healthy During Flu Season
Every year, like clockwork, the annual flu season rolls around, posing a heightened risk to the health of seniors, especially those with weakened immune systems. As age advances and our immune defenses naturally decline, individuals become more vulnerable to the flRead More
Enjoy the Best of 55+ Living at Sandhill Valley, Las Vegas
Welcome to Sandhill Valley, an alluring 55+ manufactured home community tucked away in the heart of Read More
The Impact of Technology on the Real Estate Industry
The real estate industry, like any other business sector, is undergoing a significant transformation driven by technological advancements. The advent of digitalization and innovative tools has revolutionized the way real estate operates, influencing every step fromRead More