Pediatric & Infant Massage
An overall positive impact on the babies physical growth, as well as, a heightened awareness of your babies cues.
Heightened "Cues" Awareness
When thinking about massage therapy, one may think that only adults get massages. However, little kids can also get massages, if the need arises. You might wonder how the need for a massage would arise in a young person.
The fact is that any child who has undergone trauma or suffered an injury which has led to pain and discomfort can get a massage to help alleviate the symptoms. Kids don’t take well to discomfort and are likely to get cranky and difficult to handle. In this situation, it would be difficult for their parents, and even the medical staff attending them, to comprehend their needs and provide the right solution.
Pediatric massage is about more than just helping children deal with the symptoms of the conditions they are suffering. The therapy can help children combat loneliness and fear, as well as the anxiety they face in the aftermath of medical treatments.
This way, massage therapists can help the children deal with the emotional trauma of the circumstances, while taking care of the physical problems they are going through. Pediatric massage therapy can not only help children live comfortably, but may also help cure certain medical conditions.
A great example of this is the effect the massage had on some children suffering from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Their anxiety vanished and their stress hormones got under control after they underwent massage therapy.
Moreover, young children suffering from autism can also be treated through pediatric massage therapy. Their mental condition could improve and they may be able to concentrate better. Also, any children suffering from breathing related disorders may experience improvement in their breathing pattern.
Needless to say, performing a massage on a child poses different challenges for the massage therapist. You have to keep in mind the need of the child the massage is being performed on. For one, the pressure applied on the body of children has to be moderate as compared to the normal massage.
If you are looking to work with pediatric patients you should continue receiving training and education in the field. That is the only way they would be able to perform pediatric massages in the best way possible.
The Elite Distinction
Blending the science and art of bodywork!
Our therapists have an average of ten (10) years of experience. When it comes to a massage, what matters most is the therapist and that is where Massage Elite has invested.
Most people don't know there are dozens of massage modalities. The best massage will be customized to the customer and actual incorporate multiple different modalities as opposed to just "deep tissue."
Quality over Quantity
We are focused strictly on body work. This focus allows are team to provide premium massage services. Where massage enthusiasts come for body work.