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Pediatric Massage

What is Infant Massage? A regular routine of infant massage can benefit both the caregiver and the child who is 2 years old and younger.  This is why a Certified Infant Massage Teacher ( CIMT ) will demonstrate massage techniques to the parent or caregiver that they can do directly with their child.  This usually takes place in a group setting.  Studies show that massage helps increase bonding between caregiver and child. A few of the many benefits of Infant Massage include: Improved Sleep Patterns Deepens Bonding Enhanced Immune Function Helps with Colic and Constipation Helps with Brain Development A few of the many benefits of Pediatric Massage include: Improved Focus Comforting Growing Pains Reduced Aggressive Behavior More Restful Sleep Enhanced Pulmonary Function Studies show, Massage can benefit children who are diagnosed with: Autism ADD/ADHD Asthma Cancer (helps with stress reduction) Cerebral Palsy PTSD (due to change in school, neighborhood, d

Massage 4Families4Health

"Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." - The World Health Organization (WHO) We all know that massage can be very relaxing and reduce stress.  We often think of massage as being a luxury that we indulge in for special occasions.  While both of these statements are true, there are so many more benefits that we can get from receiving massage on a regular basis.  In fact, according to the American Massage Therapy Association, 50% of consumers received massage therapy for medical reasons.  Massage is now considered as important as diet and exercise in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Did you know...? Studies show that 70-90% of illnesses are Stress related Massage reduces Cortisol, the "stress" hormone Massage increases Serotonin, the "feel good" hormone Massage increases Endorphins, our natural pain killers Massage can have positive effects on those diagnosed