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What is pediatric or infant massage?

Pediatric Massage therapy enhances both the development and the quality of life. Treats a wide

variety of pediatric aches, pains and injuries, while improving the lives of children with disabilities in many ways. Stressful events in a child’s life can greatly increase the chance that he/she develop a minor illness. Massage can help decrease the stress effects in his/her body! 

Beneficial for children with:

Amputations

Birth Trauma

Bruises

Dislocations

Diabetes

The Common Cold

Constipation

Depression

Ear ache

Eye Fatigue

Gas Pain

Growing Pains

Headache

Insomnia

Leg Cramps

Lower Back Pain

Muscle Weakness

Neck/Shoulder Tension from stress, heavy back packs or screen time

Sore Throat

Soreness After Exercise

Stomach Ache

Torticollis

Asthma

Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity

Skin healing from burns 

Autism

Catastrophic Illness

Cerebral Palsy

Chronic Pain

Contractures

Developmental Delay

Effects of Fetal Drug or Alcohol Exposure

Hydrocephalus

Muscular Dystrophy

Scoliosis

Tactile Defensiveness

Wheelchair Riders



*Benefits for infant/toddler massage classes for parent and baby*


Physical Benefits:

* Strengthens and regulates baby’s respiratory, circulatory,

immune, and gastrointestinal functions

*Relaxes and soothes baby’s nervous system

*Improves baby’s muscle tone and motor skills

*Stimulates the brain and contributes to mental growth and

development

*Promotes weight gain in low birth weight infants

*Reduces fussiness and irritability

*Relieves gas and constipation and reduces colic symptoms

*Decreases the production of stress hormones

*Relieves congestion & assists with reflux

*Reduces pain associated with teething

*Aids in digestion


Emotional Benefits

* Communication is Enhanced Between Baby & Caregiver

*Promotes a healthy body image & body awareness

*Helps baby sleep more soundly and for longer periods of time

*Enhances baby’s sense of touch and provides a wealth of fascinating sensory experience

*Deters separation anxiety for babies in daycare

*Benefits special-needs infants whose mental, visual, hearing, or

developmental impairments make bonding more difficult.

*Nurtures the parent-child bond

*Decreases post-partum depression and nervousness and increases the confidence of the parent

*Encourages a special, focused time for bonding and interaction

*Improves parental understanding of the child’s nonverbal cues

*Increases the parent’s ability to calm a stressed out or sick child

"It is through our hands that we speak to the child. That we communicate. Touch is the child's first language, understanding comes long after feeling." -Frederick Leboyer 



BOOK YOUR CLASS OR MASSAGE FOR YOUR BABY TODAY!