Child massage, also known as children’s massage or pediatric massage, is a form of massage therapy that is designed specifically for kids between the ages of 3 and 12 years old. It is a gentle, nurturing massage performed by a registered Massage Therapist that helps the child feel calm and relaxed, while promoting a healthy mind and body.
Children are made of the same stuff as adults, but we tend to assume that because they are younger, they don’t suffer from injuries the same way, or they will just get over it.
Unfortunately, a sedentary lifestyle quickly becomes a hard habit to break. Much like adults, children perform repetitive movements and are often in the same position for extended periods of time.
The body very efficiently learns how to compensate in order to perform day-to-day activities, and injury causes compensation. Often in my practice, I see people who had an injury or experienced pain and/or discomfort from an early age; the pain started out mild, but has become more severe over time and the more time that we repeat a pattern, the more difficult it is to reverse.
Why Child Massage?
Just like adults, children can also experience stress and anxiety, which can lead to physical discomfort and emotional imbalances. Massage therapy is a natural and effective way to help children cope with stress and improve their overall well-being.
In addition to promoting relaxation, pediatric massage can also provide the following benefits:
- Improved sleep: Regular massage can help improve the quality and duration of your child’s sleep.
- Reduced muscle tension: Massage can help release muscle tension and improve flexibility.
- Boosted immune system: Massage can help stimulate the immune system, which can help your child stay healthy.
- Improved digestion: Massage can help stimulate the digestive system and promote healthy bowel movements.
What to Expect During a Child Massage?
Our massage therapists are highly trained and experienced in working with children. We understand that each child is unique and has different needs and preferences. Our therapists will work with your child to create a personalized massage experience that is tailored to their individual needs.
During a children’s massage, ideally, your child will undress down to their underwear, but if they are not comfortable with that, then your child can remain fully clothed, either way, they will be lying on a comfortable massage table. Our therapists will use a combination of gentle strokes, kneading, and tapping to help your child feel calm and relaxed.
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Is Child Massage Safe?
Yes, child massage is safe and effective when performed by a trained and experienced massage therapist. Our therapists are trained in working with children and are familiar with the specific techniques and precautions needed for children’s massage.
We also encourage parents to be present during the massage to ensure that their child is comfortable and relaxed throughout the session.
Child massage is a wonderful way to help your kid relax and promote a healthy mind and body. At our kid-friendly massage center, we strive to provide a fun and nurturing environment for your little ones to enjoy the benefits of massage therapy.
Contact us today to schedule a massage for your child!