Our therapists have the knowledge and skill to treat infants and youth, including those with special needs.
The Touch Research Institute has revealed astonishing benefits for babies receiving massage – they may sleep more soundly, be more alert & responsive, be able to calm themselves, and have fewer episodes of apnea (breathing stops). There is also evidence that massage may improve weight gain in pre-term and low-weight babies. The practical value of baby-massage is most apparent when dealing with colic, constipation, weaning, teething, sleep difficulties and difficulty breastfeeding.
Children benefit from massage therapy in the same way adults do for medical conditions, injuries and overall health. It has also been shown 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, and ultimately may have more respect for themselves and other children (see “ Massage In Schools Programme” under Anita Wilson, RMT)
We believe that nurturing touch between parent and child is vital for infants and children of all ages, therefore we also provide services to teach parents techniques that they can continue at home.