Madison West Massage Therapy Students Provide Massage to Senior Citizens

It’s a population that normally never gets a massage and may be one that could benefit from it the most. The Pregnancy and Special Population class at Globe University-Madison West set out to provide massages for residents and staff at Oak Park Independent Living, an independent, assisted living community.
Massage Therapy students work on residents at Oak Park Independent Living

The afternoon was a great success with many participants leaving the event relaxed and pleased. Students worked on providing assistance to senior citizens getting in and out of massage chairs, assessing their needs and answering questions.

Students who participated greatly enjoyed the project and felt that it was an eye opening experience.

“It felt good to offer my talents to a deserving group of people. I am glad that we had a chance to brighten their day by offering a relaxing or soothing massage. Getting out in the field brings the massage therapy program into perspective. I enjoyed the project and look forward to the next one.” Mark Richardson, Massage Therapy Student.

“Overall, the experience ended up being very rewarding. Most of my clients were not very familiar with massage and I have a new appreciation for the importance of educating that population about the benefits of massage.” Amanda Love, Massage Therapy Student