Poor mobility is not a disease, but a symptom. It may be the result of a disease or injury. It can also be the result of inactivity. Mobility is a sign of overall fitness. It is the ability to comfortably move the body physically from one place or position to another without assistance. Lack of mobility can impact on daily living and require intervention in the form of exercise and physical therapy as well as items like wheelchairs or walkers.
Massage can help increase mobility by helping with both improved circulation and flexibility. Massage therapy can be an important adjunct to an overall care plan coordinated with other health care professionals. Care needs to be taken to determine the cause of poor mobility before proceeding with massage.