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Benefits of Massage Therapy for Stroke Survivors 

Massage Therapy for Stroke Survivors by prestige home care Orlando

Benefits of Massage Therapy for Stroke Survivors 

Massage is one of the most effective therapies for seniors following a stroke. When included as part of a long-term recovery plan, massage can help your senior loved one improve mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Read on a for a few key benefits of massage therapy, brought to you by the senior care professionals at Prestige Home Care in Orlando.

Reduced Stress

It’s important to keep stress levels low after a stroke to foster an effective recovery. Massage therapy can help reduce stress by promoting relaxation and releasing endorphins, the body’s “feel good” chemical. During massage, dopamine and serotonin are also released, resulting in a calm feeling that makes overcoming both short and long-term stress easier.

Less Fatigue

Many stroke survivors report feeling tired and sluggish after a stroke, often a result of stress, boredom, and trouble sleeping. Massage therapy improves circulation, relaxes the nervous system, and helps minimize feelings of anxiety and restlessness, which leads to improved sleep quality and an improved sense of overall wellbeing.

Increased Mobility

After a stroke, your loved one may experience muscle weakness, immobility, or paralysis. Massage therapy has been shown to improve flexibility, reduce pain, and increase circulation, which can help the muscles that are weak or immobile become stronger.

Lower Blood Pressure

It’s critical to keep blood pressure levels normal following a stroke. Long-term studies show massage therapy effectively lowers blood pressure and decreases cortisol levels (the stress hormone).

If your senior loved one recently experienced a stroke and you aren’t sure what comes next, reach out to Prestige Home Care. We offer comprehensive stroke care in Prestige, and can ensure your loved one has the support he or she needs for an efficient recovery in the comfort of home. Call [phc_phone] and speak with a friendly Care Manager who can answer your questions or schedule a complimentary in-home consultation.

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Kimberly Miller, RN, is a proud Florida native with an unwavering commitment to elder care that spans an impressive 25 years. Her extensive journey through central Florida’s hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospice companies has not only honed her understanding of disease processes but has also cultivated a profound expertise in navigating the intricate landscape of elder care. Kimberly’s dedication to delivering the highest quality of care to patients and their families is evident in every facet of her career.Armed with certifications as an assisted living administrator, Kimberly’s primary focus on customer service and her drive to address the holistic needs of individuals—mind, body, and soul—have led her to a resounding conclusion: home care is the future of personalized, high-quality care. Her conviction is rooted in the understanding that a combination of healthy nutrition, physical and mental exercise, and social engagement is directly linked to improved physical and mental well-being.The recent global pandemic has served as a poignant reminder of the limitations of institutional care, further strengthening Kimberly’s resolve. Motivated by a profound desire to make a meaningful difference, she has taken the helm at Prestige Home Care. Here, Kimberly is dedicated to providing a level of care that goes beyond industry standards—a level of care she would wholeheartedly entrust to her own family.