Healthy Touch Therapy
Across the LifeSpan

Research is increasingly showing that "alternative therapies" such as massage and bodywork have many physical and mental benefits. These benefits are not limited to adult populations. Massage can be used across the lifespan, from infancy to elderly to help improve quality of sleep, decrease anxiety, relieve pain and muscle tension, enhance body image, and provide complimentary relief for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. 

Children need physical contact for healthy growth and development. Nurturing touch promotes physiological, neurological and psychological development and function. However, there are special considerations to take into account for pediatric massage populations. Because of their vulnerability, trust and communication need to be established between the child and practitioner. 

As a licensed massage therapist, I believe in the value of healthy touch. With several years experience working with medical spas and physical therapy organizations, I have witnessed the many positive effects of massage in all kinds of populations. 

To read more about pediatric massage and its benefits, check out the Liddle Kidz Foundation who works closely with the Mayo Clinic and other organizations to provide continuing training, research, and outreach programs in infant and pediatric masage.