Pediatric Massage

 " In children, touch not only furthers growth and development, it is biologically necessary for survival. Receiving professional touch therapy, therefore, can​ be a vital source of healing and healthy development."     
 
                            

              ~Tina Allen, Founder of Liddle Kidz Foundation                         Pediatric Massage - Essential Touch for Children​​
 

Pediatric Massage
 

Pediatric massage is performed by a registered massage therapist who has taken advanced courses to be certified to work with children with special health care needs or who have been hospitalized. A certified pediatric massage therapist is trained to take into consideration different health concerns a child may have.

Benefits for Infants
 
  • Increase weight gain

  • Improved respiratory function

  • Decreased hospitalization stay

  • Improved parent/infant interaction

  • Improved sleep pattern

Benefits for children
 
  • Improved muscle tone

  • Improved joint mobility

  • Improved respiratory function

  • Improved sleep patterns

  • Improved gastrointestinal function (regular bowel movements)

What does a Pediatric Massage look like?
 

When we think of massage, we invision lying on a massage table, listening to relaxing music as our massage therapist massages the stress out of our lives. Kids often do not have the ability to sit still for long periods of time.  Therefore a pediatric massage will not necessarily look like an adult massage.  The massage may take place on a mat on the floor, fully clothed, with or without massage oil and the use of toys and a massage story.

 

Daniela O'Neill is a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist through Liddle Kidz Foundation.

This is a video of a pediatric massage from the founder of Liddle Kidz Foundation Tina Allen.

Note: Did you know that kids are covered for massage under your health benefits plan. Why not book them a massage as well.