As I coached my client with Parkinson, she relaxes each time I tell her to relax, deep breath and I help her move with ease. Tense muscles make it harder for her to move, stop tremors and relax. Deep breathing and exercises helped her relax. I teached her that her muscles will relax if she relax and do deep breathing. As I help her move her feet on the bed, I add stretching exercises and I press on her joints to help her. I also add leg and foot massage to help her go to sleep.
I treat my clients like my mother, a former caregiver of 18 years in the bay area who died of liver cancer.
Connie, caregiver at Motherhealth bay area caregivers 408-854-1883