Connect with Australia’s largest network of independent, qualified mobile massage, physio and personal care therapists specialising in aged-care home support. Whether you’re self-managed or self-funded, getting the support you need has never been easier.
How self-managed aged-care clients use Blys
When you use your Home Care Package with Blys you are in complete control when it comes to getting the wellbeing support you need. From the date, time and location of your booking, the treatment you’re after, the provider who visits and how often you would like them to come.
A specialised massage treatment using gentle pressure to improve joint mobility and circulation, reduce inflammation and provide relief from daily aches and pains.
Personalised physiotherapy services to support mobility, strength and pain management.
Gentle and personalised assisted stretching to help alleviate tension and improve range of motion.
Take care of nail growth and dry skin with regular treatments for elderly feet and hands. From relaxing manicures and pedicures to basic care such as nail clipping.
Feel your best with a brow tidy up or lash tint or facial hair removal. Select from gentle waxing, threading and tinting.
A seamless solution to your self-care needs
How Blys Works with Self-Managed Home Care Package Clients
Make the most of your Home Care Package and build a well-being support team that works around your schedule and your needs. Providers on Blys have experience working with aged-care clients across all care needs from independent living through to residential aged care, including high-care and immobile clients.
Step 1: Complete an enquiry form
Take 30 seconds to tell us about your needs and the services you’re interested in and our support team will be in touch with a quote within 24 hours.
Step 2: Book support on Blys
We will contact you over the phone or email to confirm the service required, frequency, pricing, time and location. We will then post your job and connect you with an independent, qualified and insured provider.
Step 3: Review your provider
Once your booking is accepted you can review your providers ratings, qualifications and required compliance information.
Step 4: Meet your provider
Your wellness provider will travel to you and bring all necessary equipment.
How you can pay for aged-care services with Blys
If you self-manage your Home-Care Package or Aged-Care Package and know that mobility or personal grooming services are covered under your plan. Simply fill out an enquiry form and an account coordinator will be in touch with a quote.
If an Aged-Care Plan Manager helps you to manage your care services, simply complete an enquiry form with your Plan Managers contact details in the ‘additional details’ field and we will contact you both to share a quote.
A trusted network of qualified providers you can rely on
The Blys Difference
Our customers love Blys
Australia's #1 Rated Platform for Aged-Care and Disability Home Massage
MarlonMelbourne, Remedial Deep Tissue Massage
“Danny is a very pleasant, knowledgeable and patient massage therapist. He provided significant relief to my elderly father’s back pain. He made my father feel very comfortable with his manner right from the beginning. Highly recommend.”
TaylaPerth, Swedish Relaxation Massage
“Such an amazing massage!!! Perfectly adapted to our needs with my elderly grandmother, super friendly and made the absolute biggest difference to my grandma! Thanks so much!”
JoanneSydney, Remedial Massage
“My massage therapist Cindy was amazing and so friendly. I'm at a rehab hospital due to a fall and Cindy came there and perfectly accommodated me.”
ChristinaMelbourne, Swedish Relaxation Massage
“Fantastic, thank you so much. My grandma was so happy with her massage, it really helped her to loosen up and feel a lot better. I will definitely be booking again!!!”
SylvieMelbourne, Relaxation Massage
“Our massage therapist Kim was so gentle with my 92 year old mum. She looked so refreshed after her massage. I will be booking Kim again next week for another one. Thank you so much!”
PeterSydney, Remedial Deep Tissue Massage
“Great massage. Highly knowledgeable therapist with heaps of experience. I’m currently in rehab for my hips and my massage therapist was able to tailor the massage to my needs. Besides all that, as someone who enjoys massages, it was just a really good massage.”
SylviaThai Massage, Victoria
“Khemika is wonderful. She is caring and modified my massage session to suit my physical disability. Khemika also showed some stretch exercises which could help between massage sessions. Very knowledgeable in many types of massaging. Thank you Khemika 🙏🏼”
NaomiRemedial Massage, Adelaide
“Charmaine was great! Very friendly, professional and adaptive to my disability.”
Mobile therapists you can trust
Meet some of the top-rated therapists experienced in working with aged-care and NDIS clients.
"I enjoy working with aged clients and people with disabilities because I enjoy helping them with pain relief and assistance with strength and conditioning so they can be more able with everyday activities."
"I love working as a massage therapist and have been in the industry for over 18 years. I love helping people and making them feel good. Working with the elderly and NDIS clients is a passion of mine as everyone deserves a massage and to have their body feel relaxed."
Benefits of massage therapy for seniors
It’s no secret that massage therapy has a number of powerful and proven benefits for our physical and mental health, and as we age these benefits become even more important in helping us keep healthy, mobile and independent.
Mobile massage therapy can help aged-care clients by:
- Creating a sense of calm and relaxation: Mobile massage therapy allows clients to completely relax in their own familiar space, creating the perfect environment reap the full benefits of the massage treatment, without the hassle of organising transport to and from your booking.
- Reducing muscle pain and tension: A core benefit of massage therapy is its ability to reduce pain and tension. Your body enters the parasympathetic state (a.k.a a state of relaxation) and the muscles immediately soften in response to the skilful touch of the trained massage therapist.
- Improving circulation: Massage therapy helps facilitate the circulation of blood flow through the body and lymph nodes. Improved blood flow will also help the body repair damaged and tense muscles. This is particularly important as you age, as a common part of ageing is a slowdown in circulation.
- Supporting positive mental health: Did you know that a massage treatment releases endorphins into your bloodstream? These ‘happy feel-good’ hormones can help instantly lift your mood. Plus, a visit from a friendly, qualified massage therapist can offer a powerful sense of connection to brighten your day or week and maintain social connectedness
- Heal soft tissue injuries: The process of recovering from a soft tissue injury can take longer as the body ages. When muscle tension, soreness, pain and fatigue are present the body has a difficult time healing. Massage therapy and gentle stretching can help to ease the pain, allowing the body to make a faster recovery.
- Support a good night’s sleep: The key to a night of restful sleep is a relaxed body and a calm mind. Receiving an in-home massage treatment is a great tool for those who need to improve the quality of sleep or wake up feeling more refreshed.
For more information on the benefits of massage therapy for seniors visit the Blys blog.
Frequently Asked Questions
Aged-care massage simply refers to a massage treatment that is tailored to the specific needs of an elderly client.
When booking an aged-care massage treatment with Blys your massage therapist will work with the client in a safe and gentle manner to address any areas of concern, whether that’s improving mobility and flexibility, reducing pain or stiffness, improving circulation or promoting relaxation to boost mental wellbeing.
The specific techniques used in an aged-care massage will depend on the individual needs of the client, however they’re often a fusion of relaxation and remedial massage therapies, focusing on a calm touch with restorative purpose. This therapy seeks to heal from the outside in, providing remedial relief.
The following Blys services are popular massage modalities booked by our aged-care clients:
- Swedish massage: A gentle, full-body massage that involves long strokes, kneading, and circular movements. It is often used to promote relaxation and improve circulation.
- Remedial Deep Tissue: Targeted massage therapy that is effective for relieving chronic pain and improving mobility.
- Chair massage: A seated massage that is provided in a portable ergonomic chair and focuses on the neck, shoulders, back, arms and hands. A seated char massage is a great option for elderly clients who may have difficulty getting onto a massage table.
Every therapist on the Blys platform is trained and qualified in a variety of massage styles. Your aged care therapist will be experienced, qualified and knowledgeable in the particular practicalities of aged care massage, including pressure, ailments, palliative care, and how to tailor the massage for each client. All therapists are professional and compassion – we’re here to help.
Aged care massage offers a range of physical and mental health benefits, making it an ideal treament for all elderly clients looking to improve their quality of life.
Conditions such as arthritis, chronic pain, weak joints, muscle tightening or weakness, atrophy, decreased mobility, loss of circulation, compromised balance and oedema/lymphedema are common areas of concern for clients booking an aged-care massage.
While massage is a physical therapy, the healing power of touch can also help to combat feelings of anxiety, depression, stress and loneliness, by providing a personal, sensitive and compassionate experience.
Whilst an aged care massage is designed for the elderly population, you must consult your health care practitioner before engaging in any kind of physical therapy. In particular, if you experience chronic pain, a terminal illness, cancer or are in palliative care or hospice, you must consult your health care professional to ensure that an aged care massage is safe and appropriate. Blys wishes to support every client around Australia to the best of our ability without compromising health.
Your sure can! A Blys aged care massage is available on-site. Blys has locations around Australia and we are constantly expanding our therapist network to reach as many people as possible. To see if aged care massage is available near you, call 02 5944 3897 to chat with our friendly team.
As we age, our bodies go through a process of natural degeneration. Whilst this experience is unique to each individual, it is fairly safe to assume that we will all be subjected to new aches in our joints and muscles, develop conditions and ailments that were once foreign concepts, perhaps lose our ability to move unaided, care for ourselves or remember everything. Massage therapy can assist in all these areas by providing a holistic physical treatment that also soothes the mind. Massage is beneficial to the brain as much as the body, providing a skilled hand and a compassionate soul to people who need it most.
Death is a reality for everyone and can be a difficult time in anyone’s life. End-of-life care options include palliative care and hospice facilities. The aim of these institutions is to provide a comfortable, compassionate and supportive environment for those who are undergoing treatment for chronic diseases or living with a terminal illness. Massage shares this goal through the healing power of touch. A single massage session has the capacity to improve quality of life by addressing the symptoms of aging, chronic disease/pain or terminal illness. To inquire about massage services for end-of-life, please contact our team at 02 5944 3897.
Geriatric massage is the professional term for aged care massage. Geriatric massage is a style in and of itself and employs its own massage techniques to service the aging body. Those who experience Parkinson’s, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, or any other old-age-related condition can benefit from a geriatric massage. By using tailored pressure, flowing strokes and compassionate touch, your geriatric massage therapist can reduce pain and inflammation, improve circulation and natural joint lubrication, increase mobility and generally assist in relieving the side effects of aging.
Mobile massage services are especially valuable to elderly, disabled or otherwise compromised/vulnerable clients. Your Blys mobile massage therapist brings all their own equipment directly to the door of your home or room. Massages can be booked online or via the app with minimal effort. No need to leave, travel, park, and then do it all again on the return – everything comes right to you with Blys. We prioritise flexibility, convenience and practicality above all so that we maximise healing time and minimise everything else.
Growing old may not be a peaceful or fulfilling experience for everyone. We should always be sensitive to the emotions and feelings of others, especially those who are vulnerable. Aging presents new challenges as our bodies undergo stresses that never afflicted them before. As we enter into our senior years, we may lose sight of our former selves, growing anxious, depressed, fearful, paranoid, or lonely.
Aged care is a critical resource for our communities. Looking after our friends’, parents’ and grandparents’ mental health is just as important as their physical wellbeing. Touch is our most intimate sense and has the capacity to provide security, comfort, facilitate empathy and understanding, and to heal. Connection is essential in providing support for mental health conditions. Massage is unique in that it is a physical therapy that can provide mental relief by releasing positive chemicals in the brain and restoring an aching soul.
Yes, through Blys you’re able to book massage therapy for palliative care patients.
Palliative care massage is a type of massage therapy that is specifically designed to provide comfort and pain relief to patients with life-limiting illnesses. It is a gentle and soothing massage that is tailored to the patient’s needs and can help alleviate symptoms such as pain, anxiety, and depression. Massage therapists on the Blys platform have experience working with palliative care patients and will provide a safe and nurturing environment during the massage session. We understand that each patient’s needs are unique and that’s why our wellness team will work with the patient and their healthcare team to create a personalized massage therapy plan that is appropriate for their condition. You can get in touch with our wellness team by filling out our enquiry form.
Are you a qualified massage, beauty or wellness provider experienced in working with aged-care and disability?
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