Massage Therapy for Children with Disabilities BY MELECIA GARCIA Massage Therapy can be used as a specialized tangible method for helping children who are living with any type of disability. Massage has been found to be a treatment for many to help with stress. Many people have yet to discover the multiple benefits of massage for children living with chronic pain, discomfort, [...]
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Research Roundup: Massage for Mental Health & Wellness Download a copy Massage therapy is commonly used for relaxation and pain relief, in addition to a variety of health conditions such as osteoarthritis1, fibromyalgia2, and inflammation after exercise.3 Massage therapy can also be an effective therapy for aspects of mental health. Recent research suggests that symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression may be positively [...]
istockphoto.com/velkol Parents of children with autism are always seeking ways to enhance the quality of life for their children and massage therapy is becoming an increasingly popular way of doing so. One would think that a child with autism, who is commonly averse to touch, would find massage therapy intolerable. However, a massage therapist who works with children are usually [...]
When introduced to the idea of massage therapy for children, people generally ask the same 3 questions: What does it look like? How much does it cost? What is the purpose? Adults understand why other adults would need massage therapy. It feels good, can help reduce stress, assist in the return to normal function after an injury, but how does [...]