PEDIATRIC MASSAGE THERAPY
Pediatric massage therapy is great for any child that has experienced trauma or has suffered an injury that has led to pain or discomfort. Therapy also works wonders on children who are dealing with anxiety and fear after medical treatments. Pediatric massage therapy also helps to cure certain medical conditions, such as juvenile arthritis as well as autism, asthma, ADHD, atopic dermatitis, burns, cancer, cerebral palsy, diabetes, dermatitis, and cystic fibrosis.
Further training is needed for massage therapists to prepare for providing therapy to certain age groups and development. Children have unique needs and wants, therefore therapists need to have a basic understanding of child development and the willingness and flexibility to meet each child’s level of development. Studies have shown that massage therapy can help ease physical symptoms and emotional discomforts associated with pediatric medical conditions.