Interview with Susan Salvo: All Things Geriatric Massage
The Yomassage Podcast
Shownotes:Susan Salvo is a board-certified massage therapist with over 35 years of experience. She teaches at the Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy and presents at conventions across the country. Susan has written two widely used textbooks, Massage Therapy Principles and Practice and Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Professionals. Susan is a member of the Massage Therapy Foundation case report committee and was on the task force for the Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge project. [2:01] Meet Susan Salvo[5:25] What is geriatric massage?[7:55] Why is touch and massage important for the older population?[12:07] Yoga and Massage[17:16] Considerations for providing massage[19:45] What is the best way to provide safe touch to the elderly?[22:05] Massage and social connectedness for the geriatric population[26:05] How to find a massage therapist for our senior loved ones?[29:55] Geriatric massage essentialsThanks for listening! You can help by subscribing, rating, reviewing wherever you listen. And of course share with your friends and family!Find a Yomassage class near you: https://yomassage.com/pages/find-a-classLearn about our trainings: https://yomassage.com/pages/training-infoFollow us:Instagram: www.instagram.com/yomassageFacebook: www.facebook.com/yomassage.coTwitter: www.twitter.com/yomassageHere are links to the resources we cited in this episode:https://massagepassport.wordpress.com/about/
This week I drop in with Susan Salvo to discuss research projects she has done regarding massage. We also talk about how data from studies make its way into our text books, and about the decision process of what stays in and what leaves as the new editions are updated. We also talk a little bit about massage therapists getting sued, and I ask a few questions about the business end of massage therapy. As usual I ask my question about failure, and we see if I can finally stump a guest with a questions about bad advice.