Did you know that massage therapy may be available
for the person with disabilities that you care for
through state-funded services?
Massage Therapy Can:
• Reduce anxiety & stress
• Decrease muscle tension
• Enhance relaxation
• Increase range of motion
• Improve circulation
• Reduce pain
• Offer a positive experience of touch
• Relax the central nervous system
• Improve disposition and sociability
Some of the Specific Benefits of Disability Massage
Autism & other Intellectual Disabilities
Massage provides a positive sensory experience and has a relaxing effect. Massage gradually increases tolerance of touch and reduces self-stimulating behaviors
Skeletal & Muscular Disorders (Cerebral Palsy, etc).
Massage helps relax chronically tensed muscles, decreases pain, and improves range of motion and circulation.
Chronic Constipation/Bowel Issues
Massage helps stimulate perastalsis (movement of bowels) and regulate the function of the digestive system.
Massage benefits individuals with hypotonic muscle tone (having deficient tone or tension), common to this disorder.
Massage Modalities Provided