As a society, we are looking at an astonishing phenomenon—Today, people are living longer than every before. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one in five Americans will live to be over the age of 65 by 2030.
Another projection is that the number of Americans living to be 100 or over will reach 200,000 in 2030. As a result, it’s obvious that health conscious baby boomers are showing a distinct interest in lifestyle and wellness behavior.
As a baby boomer, the main concern is not getting older. The concern lies in the quality of life; staying active and healthy is considered very valuable. An interest in health issues and feeling better is generally noticed around the age of 51. Another time when we typically think about bettering our quality of life is at the age of 65. In accordance to this new study’s findings, we can see that health is becoming more prominent when we think about getting past the “65” mark.
There are many perks to hopping on the health bandwagon early. For many U.S. citizens in their 50’s, this is the time when many major tests and procedures are conducted to analyze the current health situation that one may be in. People are encouraged to undergo many screenings and tests to ensure that conditions are normal and healthy. As our largest population turns to health, many are looking into massage therapy.
Massage therapy should be viewed as a health treatment instead of a luxurious spa day, especially when clients near their 50’s and 60’s. There are many different ailments that massage helps to alleviate such as blood pressure, pain, joint flexibility, depression, anxiety, and more. Many studies have also linked massage therapy with decreasing the symptoms of insomnia and menopause.
With regular treatments of massage therapy, it is evident that baby boomers will feel better and become more active with consistent care. With the help of a flexible savings account, healthcare savings account, or other healthcare reimbursement plans, massage therapy can be provided with tax-free dollars! Talk with your employer if you are considering this option for your massage therapy sessions. At Rainwater Spa, we gladly accept FSA and HSA cards.
If you’ve been considering massage therapy for healthcare treatment, don’t hesitate to call us at Rainwater Spa (858-333-7721). We would be happy to answer all of your questions in addition to talking about the benefits you’ll receive with regular massage treatments.
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