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Nov 7, 2023

As your client pool ages, it’s likely you will see more clients living with diabetes. Can the hands-on work you offer this aging group of clients make a difference in their quality of life?

In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Darren and Kristin are joined by Dawn Castiglione to discuss the importance of massage in addressing blood circulation problems in the elderly with age-related diabetes, specific considerations massage therapists should keep in mind when working with this population, and techniques that contribute to improving the client’s overall well-being.

Dawn Castiglione has been a licensed massage therapist since 2010. She became geriatric massage certified in 2011 after training under Dr. Sharon Puszko, DayBreak’s previous owner. Working mainly in retirement communities, assisted-living facilities, and memory care units, Dawn has enjoyed a career in massage therapy with a focus on seniors and those with degenerative conditions. After teaching for DayBreak for nearly a decade, she became owner, director, and principal educator of DayBreak in 2023. She enjoys guest speaking at support groups and major events for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and looks forward to helping massage therapists take their skills and passions to the next level, helping them to embrace the geriatric specialty in massage therapy.

 

Resources:

 

https://www.daybreak-massage.com/

 

Massage for Elderly Clients with Diabetes,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, November/December 2023, page 56, https://www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1509769-november-december-2023/58

 

 

Hosts:

 

Darren Buford is senior director of communications and editor-in-chief for ABMP. He is editor of Massage & Bodywork magazine and has worked for ABMP for 22 years, and been involved in journalism at the association, trade, and consumer levels for 24 years. He has served as board member and president of the Western Publishing Association, as well as board member for Association Media & Publishing. Contact him at editor@abmp.com.

Kristin Coverly, LMT is a massage therapist, educator, and the director of professional education at ABMP. She loves creating continuing education courses, events, and resources to support massage therapists and bodyworkers as they enhance their lives and practices. Contact her at ce@abmp.com.

 

 

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Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com

 

 

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