Pediatric massage is similar to massage for grown-ups, but is adapted to the unique needs of children and adolescents. Pediatric massage practice promotes health and well-being and is wonderful for both typically developing and medically fragile children.
Pediatric massage is a complementary and alternative treatment for kids ranging in age from 3 weeks to 18 years. This rapidly growing field was pioneered by Tina Allen and the Liddle Kidz Foundation. Deandra is an internationally licensed pediatric massage practitioner who trained under Tina herself to provide safe and effective massage therapy for kids and young adults.
You can feel confident that your child will receive expert care in a safe environment from the best-trained practitioner in the Greensboro community.
What are the benefits of massage for children?
Did you know that kids can benefit from massage just as much as adults? Nurturing touch and massage teaches children about healthy boundaries and increases self-confidence. Children who receive massage may also experience less anxiety, improved sleep, better immune function, improved behavior, and increased performance in school.
Children with special needs also benefit from massage, often seeing improved respiratory function, increased growth and development, reduced pain, and a better overall quality of life for the child and family.
Massage benefits in growing children may:
Ease Growing Pains
Correct Muscular Imbalances
Improve motor skills and proprioception
Decrease aggressive behavior
Teach positive touch
Enhance self esteem (body image)
Improve digestive function
Improve focus, attention span and test scores
Improve child-parent bonding
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