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Can anyone recommend a massage therapist who has experience working with elders? Our friend needs someone who'll come to her home, so we need someone honest and reliable as well as skillful and caring.
Hi, About two years ago, my husband's mom broke her hip and although it mended, she has suffered from a lot of pain in the surrounding muscles and low back. I took her to see my massage therapist, and she had great results. I recommend her work highly. Perhaps you should give her a call: Dahlia Silvers, CMT
My massage therapist, Kimberly Foster, offers massages for elderly people. Her practice has a diverse clientelle, but she offers eldersmassage at a nursing homes, You can reach her at (510) 595-4073.
love my massages
I am currently enrolled in a course on Elders Massage at the McKinnon Institute in
Oakland and I would like to refer you to the instructors of the course. These women
have been practicing elders massage for many, many years - you are sure to be in good
hands with either of these skilled therapists.
Joan Lohman, (510) 530-8031, firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen Morgan, (510) 849-4053, email@example.com
I recommend Helen Morgan for elder massage. Helen is a gifted,
compassionate, certified massage therapist and a trained Rosen Method
bodyworker, and she combines these approaches in her technique. She has
years of experience working with elders in their homes and in nursing
homes. She also has an office in Berkeley. Helen's rates are very
reasonable. She can be contacted at 510-849-4053.
problem: My mother is in terrible pain. She has leg
cramps and arthritis. The pain and medications have
transformed her into a very sad, pessimistic person. I
used to count on her for unflagging cheerfulness. I
she seek out a massage therapist to help her better
manage the pain (and hopefully restore her positive
disposition), and she seemed open to the idea. Does
any one have recommendations? The massage therapist
would have to come to her home in North Berkeley. I
think it's a safe bet that this person would have to
be female. I'll take phone numbers and discuss my
mother's situation over with each person by phone.
Thanks for your help.
We have had a wonderful masseuse, Dorothy Schwartzberg, for,
ohmigosh, about 12 years. She is very active in the California
professional massage organizations. She's in her early sixties.
She knows all about anatomy, and is uncanny in her detection of
where to do what to which muscles. When I ask what she is doing,
she is always articulate about the names of the muscle groups, the
function of all the anatomical parts, and the wily ways of the
body. She has worked extensively with the elderly and with
hospice patients. She is also a very funny lady, a generous and
sweet person, and highly intelligent. Sometimes we laugh through
our entire session. Sometimes not. She knows when and what. I
find her sensitive, knowledgeable and affordable. I love her!
She lives in Sebastopol but a substantial part of her work is done
in the west and east bay. She will arrive at your home with her
portable massage table and all her tools. All you do is provide a
sheet or two. A massage lasts more than an hour, but can last more
or less if arranged. Last time, that was $75. It was worth it.
I know of a great massage therapist, best I've ever had, and I've
had a lot. She is really sensitive to the areas where you carry
your pain and gently works on them. Name: Ratka Popovich.
My massage thereapist, Peter Wong, does excellent work and is a
certified massage therapist(Swedish, Shiatsu, and Accupressure)
and does work with the elderly and for rehabilitation purposes
(I'm sure he can provide references). He has great prices and a
discount for elderly ($30 for 90 min). He goes to the client's
home and brings his table and necessary accessories.
You can call him at 510-522-0331
Tell him Julianna referred you. (I don't get anything for
referals, just think he is great.)
Correction to post about Massage Therapist Peter Wong. He
charges $30 for seniors for 75 minutes (I think I posted 90
minutes). I apologize for this error. He charges $40 for all
other massages (non-seniors) for 75 min. You can contact him at
I had some massage therapy from Sonia Foscoli through
my chiropractor, Ethan Feldman @ Back in Action, when I
was experiencing lower back problems. She has her own
practice as well as working for B in A. Her card reads
''Aston-Paterning, Structural Bodywork and Movement
Coaching; Massage; Yoga.'' She has a very gentle spririt yet
is a strong woman, who I believe might be able to help your
mother. Her phone number is 510/486-1966. In addition,
she has a website:
and email address:
sonia AT bodyease.com
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