Seniors rely on massage therapy in nursing homes

Seniors rely on massage therapy in nursing homes

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Cory Scurlock started this petition to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and

It’s vital that nursing homes keep geriatric massage available to residents post -pandemic. Touch is a biochemical need for survival, across all mammals. This is demonstrated in the science behind mothers and fathers having skin to skin contact with newborns etc. For geriatric care, touch is vital. Connection is necessary for this population to navigate through the difficulties of end of life. But Big Pharma doesn’t care about the elderly. They care about profits. Massage therapy isn’t a pill, it can’t be mass produced and sold at ridiculous prices. So (to Big Pharma) it’s not profitable. Yet science has proven regular massage has a measurable affect on boosting the immune system. Geriatric massage can be performed safely with proper use of sanitation practices. Gloves, masks, hand washing & proper laundering ensure there is no risk to cross contamination. Therefore elderly are not at risk by receiving massage in their homes. Moreover if there is a second wave of COVID19 as some scientists predict, Massage Therapy just like vitamin therapy can protect the elderly from the virus. Big Pharma spends millions employing lobbyists to sway public policy & pass laws that push their (profit) agenda forward. As the geriatric care community shapes guidelines for appropriate practices in nursing homes post-pandemic, it’s vital that massage therapy is included. To learn more about how you can support visit us at www.themassageinc.com

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