A mixture of massage, gentle touch therapy and energetic therapy for children... including infants, toddlers, elementary, middle school children and teens.
Pediatric Massage Therapy offers a variety of health benefits for infants, toddlers, children and teens....
Massage has been found to be very effective for children suffering from medical issues, hyperactivity disorders (such as ADHD) or psychiatric problems (stress, anxiety, depression). It is now even being recommended for children with cancer because the reduction of stress on a child's mind and body in order to boost the immune system and its ability to resist diseases is so significant.
Children have been known to benefit extensively from massage therapy if they suffer from medical, hyperactivity or psychiatric disorders.
Children can benefit from Massage Therapy whether they be infants, preschoolers, elementary school age or even young adults (teens). Children find their stress and anxiety is significantly lessened by therapeutic massage therapy. Making Massage Therapy a routine in the child’s life can help them to grow into a balanced, calm and mature adult.
Pediatric Massage Info...
Some adults and older teens may also benefit from a pediatric massage therapy session
For teens or adults who have been through abuse or trauma (particularly sexual trauma), Pediatric Massage is a good option because the client has the option of a fully clothed session.
In most cases for children 10 and under, I recommend the child stay fully or partially clothed (partially meaning tank tops and shorts). However, for instance, infant massage... infants benefit from hand to skin touch (with diaper on).
A fully clothed session is similar to a relaxing massage with a touch of reiki / energy therapy.... but without having to take any clothing off.
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