Child & Infant Massage Therapy

Many factors have an impact on children’s life. Relations with the family members, with peers in the kindergarten, school or playing in the playground etc. It’s important to create a maximum favorable environment for a child, yet there are always eventual quarrels and hardships that may cause a stress reaction.
Children don’t know how to cope with stress at young age, that’s why it’s important to help them physically and emotionally to go through personal challenges. Child massage is one of the ways that can have an impact on a physical state of a child as well as emotional connection with a therapist during the session.

What is child massage?

Child massage also known as Pediatric massage is a therapy to work out the soft tissue. It can be also combined with health exercises and essential oils and eventually increase their effect. It will help to improve the coordination of a child, prevent many immunity diseases and make a positive impact on overall health. Massage therapy has a positive impact on children of any age – babies, infants, preschoolers or teenagers. Massage therapy is recommended for 1.5 month old and older children. If a child has a good health, massage will help to maintain its balance.

When is child massage recommended?

Different research found that massage helps children suffering from asthma or arthritic problems. Since therapy has a relaxation goal, there are several reasons when massage is recommended for children:

  • Growing pains and muscular tension
  • Cramps
  • Circulatory and digestive systems problems
  • Coordination and concentration problems
  • Hyperactivity disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Constipation and elimination
  • Bulimia and much more
  • Child Massage contraindications:

    As any other type of therapy, child massage has certain contraindications.
    It is not recommended for patients with fever, skin infections, recent surgeries, fractures, burns or injuries and weak heart. We recommend our clients consulting a general therapist about the current health state of the child and individual contraindications.

    How can a massage benefit your child?

    Children benefit from massage therapy in the same way adults do for medical conditions, injuries and overall health. It has also been proven that children receiving massage and experiencing nurturing touch have lower stress levels, increase their chance for better concentration at school and better sleep at home.The main purpose of this therapy is relaxation and relief of digestive issues or pain if any. There is also evidence that massage may improve weight gain in pre-term and low-weight babies. The practical value of infant massage is most apparent when dealing with colic, constipation, weaning, teething, sleep difficulties and difficulty breastfeeding. After the therapy, you may notice the following benefits:

    • Relief of gas, colic or constipation
    • Decrease of cramps
    • Muscular relaxation and increased flexibility
    • Calmness and improved sleep
    • A balanced behavior and reduction of stress
    • Improved coordination and concentration

    We believe that nurturing touch is vital for infants and children of all ages.

    If you are looking for a massage therapy for your child, you can book an appointment online at Sage Creek Massage Therapy Winnipeg. We will be happy to treat your family!

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