Pediatric Massage

Posted by on Sep 2, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Did you know that your child could benefit from receiving massage? Touch is the first sense that is developed in humans and is essential to our mental and physical health. Children of all ages, especially infants, can receive massage for a variety of reasons:

Infants

  • boosts immune system
  • stimulates brain function
  • provides sensory and motor stimulation
  • creates sense of safety and trust
  • relieves gas, colic, indigestion
  • promotes better sleep

Toddlers through age 18

  • provides a sense of relaxation
  • encourages confidence
  • promotes body awareness
  • instills importance of healthy lifestyle
  • relieves stress
  • helps prevent and treat injury (sports)

*Children under 18 must have parental consent to receive massage, and the parents are often encouraged or required to be present in the massage room.

As a professional massage therapist with training in yoga instruction and child care , I have had the opportunity to work with children of all ages along their path of wellness and health care.  In my experience, there is not a single person in the whole world that does not need a massage. Age is not limited by  this fact.  Touch is the first sense that is developed in humans and is essential to our mental and physical health.  Children, just as adults, experience physical, as well as mental and emotional stress that affects their nervous systems, immune systems, digestive processes, as well as brain function and kinesthetic awareness. Additionally, children in school, participating in extra-curricular activities and with the growing pains of development are subject to heightened amounts of pain and stress.  Pediatric massage addresses these systems and benefits the whole body.  I offer a wide range of techniques, including but not limited to, cranial-sacral therapy, a gentle, hands-on approach that works to calm the nervous system, as well as injury-rehabilitation, connective tissue, working directly with the fascial networks of the body, as well as neuro-muscular therapy.  I encourage parents to take an active role in their children’s physical and mental development, and support their presence during sessions, and available by appointment through the Natural Healing Garden.  Communication and engagement are important with any therapy.

 

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