Massage is a therapeutic form of manual therapy suitable for people with a disability, helping them achieve a better overall quality of life.

Whether the individual experiences mental, physical or a developmental form of disability, massage therapy can help! It can ease physical symptoms such as pain, tremors, spasticity and muscle atrophy to name a few. The benefits of massage therapy extend to emotional comfort, helping overcome symptoms of low self-esteem and tendencies to withdraw from society. Compassionate human touch during a Massage gives that feeling of connection and trust, opens communication channels and encourages interaction. 

Massage therapy combined with our popular beauty therapy treatments makes the perfect package for individuals requiring assistance with grooming due to limited range of motion. Think of a therapeutic massage followed by a manicure, pedicure (or just nail clipping), waxing and why not a glowing facial, all in one visit. So don’t hesitate, get in touch today and give someone the gift of well being!

Some Key Points: 

• Our fully qualified therapists have years of experience in providing treatments to clients with a disability or are home-bound. Our therapists selection process consists of professional and interpersonal skills assessment and must be complimented by their positive attitude towards helping people.

• Massage therapy for people with disability is customised to the individual needs of the client. In each session we use a range of massage techniques such as remedial massage, gentle myofascial release and passive stretching to name a few. The pressure and technique is customised to the individual. 

Beauty Therapy services for people with disability

Our at-home beauty therapy services are perfect for people living with a disability or mobility constraints. Our fully qualified therapists will deliver to your door spa quality treatments taking away the hassle of having to travel to a day spa. Our beauty treatments can be combined into flexible packages that are perfect for the needs of individuals with limited mobility. We can also combine massage & beauty therapy in one session. 

If you are a carer looking for a mobile beauty therapy service specialising in bringing convenience and relief to someone with disability, we will be more than happy to work with you to create a treatment regime. Some of our most popular beauty therapy services for our disability clients are:

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Like to learn more about massage for people with disability? Read on!

Massage can help with conditions like:

  • Traumatic brain injury or TBI
  • Temporary disability due to accident
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Muscle Atrophy
  • Muscle Spasticity
  • Various adult development ailments
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Wheelchair-bound clients

Benefits of massage for disability:

  • Releases endorphins helping relieve tension & stress
  • Helps restore movement & function of muscles and joints
  • Helps to ease and manage pain
  • Can reduce swelling
  • Increases flexibility & range of motion
  • Improves digestive issues
  • Helps to relieve muscle spasms
  • Increases blood flow, circulation and overall health
  • Gives feelings of connection and communication

Emotional & Social Benefits of Massage

Massage not only helps with the physical aspect for people suffering from various disabilities It can also help with the emotional and social aspects too.
Sufferers can have very low self-esteem and body confidence issues, and tend to withdraw from society.

There are various therapies designed specifically to help people with disabilities cope with life. For example, Occupational Therapy teaches how to readjust to their life in a wheelchair. Helps kids with ADHD, Kinetic kids and so on, to focus to a point where they can sit still long enough through self-control. Various physical therapies help with injuries and developmental disorders to keep the sufferer’s body functioning properly.

However, massage therapy is the soothing balm that adds to these therapies and works in conjunction to ensure the patient gets the most benefit from them. Whereas some therapies can be quite stressful and even painful to the patient, massage irons out that pain. Relaxes the tension and stress the body was put through.
As it releases endorphins, it helps with an overall feeling of well being and can change a person’s mood. It also helps with self-esteem, depression, anxiety, relieves anger and promotes calm throughout the mind, body, and soul.

People with developmental issues usually are uncomfortable with being touched. Massage gives them a feeling of connection that may encourage them to want to reach out and touch.
Massage helps patients to regain some control as their muscles and range of motion increases due to regular stimulation.
Massage is usually a safe and effective way to manage pain, muscle issues, various disorders, and symptoms. Always ensure that you choose a licensed massage therapist that is experienced in treating yours or your loved one’s specific needs and requirements.

Massage Therapy for people with disability can benefit conditions such as:

Massage for Multiple Scleroses

Some known Symptoms:
Multiple Scleroses leads to symptoms such as muscle spasms, tremors, and muscle rigidity. It impairs the patient’s ability to walk. This causes movement to be slow, uncoordinated and painful.

A few Massage Benefits:
Helps with the management of pain. Massage is proven to increase the body’s serotonin levels. It’s soothing, relaxing effect on the body releases tension in the muscles.
– Massage increases blood flow, promoting better circulation.
– Offers better mobility and a sense of independence.
– Eases the stiffness of the muscles and joints
– Increases flexibility and range of motion

Massage for Cerebral Palsy

Some known Symptoms:
Cerebral Palsy causes various motor function disorders and affects the posture, movement and causes the muscles to not react as they should. There are three types of Cerebral Palsy (Dyskenetic, Spastic & Ataxic) and each affects the body in a different way.

A few Massage Benefits:
Various massage techniques are applied depending on the type of Cerebral Palsy, which help calm involuntary movements, relaxes tight painful muscles & helps control painful contractions. Massage improves the strength of muscles around joints which will help stabilise poor balance. As muscle tone increases and joint proprioception improves, the patient’s coordination can improve.

Massage for Wheelchair-bound

Wheel Chair disabilities:
Wheelchair disabilities can be congenital or acquired from various accidents or incidents. Whether the disability is from a genetic disorder, birth defect or acquired massage can greatly benefit wheelchair-bound patients.

A few Massage Benefits:
When bound to a wheelchair, the constant pressure from staying in one position starts to break down the skin causing lesions. Massage increases blood circulation and eases pressure. This reduces the risk of skin breakdown and lesions.
As the muscles are not working, they start to break down or become atrophic. Regular massage can help to improve muscle tone by stimulating the tissue. This also lessens spasticity, eases pain in joints and can greatly improve the sensation of phantom pains. Massage also increases the range of movement by improving the muscles flexibility.

Massage for Developmental Disabilities

Some Developmental disabilities:
– Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
– Autism
These conditions are known to cause mental, emotional and social development issues. Sufferers tend to struggle with depression, anxiety and panic attacks. In some instances they are also known to avoid human touch.

A few Massage Benefits:
As massage increases both serotonin and dopamine production in the body, it has a significant effect on calming and relaxing people with these symptoms.
As their stress and anxiety are relieved, they are calmer and less prone to the various emotional and behavioral outbursts they may be prone to.

Sydney Mobile Therapies adheres to the Public Health Act 2010 Schedule 3 code of conduct for health practitioners. You can download a copy of the act to learn more.

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