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Massage for Children

Kids are stressed out. Here's how you can help.

Massage is a wonderful stress-buster for children. Oftentimes when we think about stress, we think of it as an adult condition. But young infants and children are also prone to stress. A young child starting school could experience stress. Family illness or financial problems, divorce and even vacations can produce emotional strain. One of the benefits of massage therapy is a reduction in stress and stress hormone levels.

If it’s the child’s first massage, they may squirm a bit because they are not familiar with this type of touch. Due to the discomfort and pain of medical procedures inflicted on them, infants and especially premature babies may have developed a negative association with touch. Given this new, positive experience they relax and their bodies quiet down.

Parents are invited to stay in the treatment room during the sessions.