Kids massage are great for both as a wonderful stress-buster and to help relax muscle tensions from day to day activities. Our therapists have the knowledge and skill to treat infants and youth, including those with special needs. Children benefit from massage therapy in the same way adults do for medical conditions, injuries and overall health. It has also been shown that children receiving massage and experiencing nurturing touch have lower stress levels. Oftentimes when we think about stress we think it is an adult condition, that only adults have stress. But if you think about it, even young infants and children are prone to stress. A young child starting school who is unfamiliar with the area or children in the class will experience stress. Family illness or financial problems, divorce, and even vacations can produce emotional strain. Kid massage can decrease stress and stress hormone levels in children.
Benefits of kids massage
- Sports Performance and Injury Prevention
- Decrease stress and stress hormone levels in children
- Relaxation, decreasing muscle tension and pain, or increasing mobility
- Reduce and relieve childhood and adolescent growing pains
- Decrease irritability and hyperactivity allow for better concentration
What to expect
With infants, a gentle gliding stroke gets applied to the body. However, as the child grows older, the massage may become more sophisticated to include work on the feet, fingers, and toes, and use of more extensive types of strokes and techniques.
Parental consent must be given before treatment can commence. Parents are welcome to be in the room.