May 9-15 is National Nursing Home Week. Massage therapists can use this nationally designated week to inform the public about the benefits of massage to nursing-home residents

Massage therapy has been shown to reduce agitation in nursing-home residents, and bodywork has been shown to improve symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. With the U.S. population aging, geriatric massage is a growing specialty.

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