Pediatric Massage

Massage for Special Needs Children $50 Per hour:  We treat the symptoms, not the diagnoses. $1/minute; times with children vary depending on their engagement.  Parents must be present at all times. One-on-one teaching sessions are also available for caregiver to learn massage techniques.

What is a Pediatric Massage Therapist?lkf-cpmt-logo-144px

Someone who has received specific advanced training in providing pediatric massage therapy.  With this advanced training, as a CPMT they have learned to provide massage therapy for children with special health care needs, children who are hospitalized, or have a terminal illness in hospice care.

Being a CPMT means having the knowledge to use various massage techniques for working with children with varied physical, developmental, emotional, and mental challenges.  Due to the sensitive nature of providing massage therapy for children in healthcare settings, CPMT’s have been taught the importance of professional boundaries, safety guidelines, infection control and patient privacy.

Benefits:

Pediatric-Massage-therapy-255x170

  • Improved Muscle Tone
  • Improved Joint Mobility
  • Improved Respiratory Function
  • Improved Sleeping Patterns
  • Improved gastrointestinal function

Asthma:

  • Reduced hospitalizations

  • Decreased anxiety after a massage therapy session

     ADHD:

  • Improvement in classroom behaviors

Autism: “Kanner’s Syndrome”

  • More on-task and social related behaviors
  • Fewer problems with sleep

 Cerebral Palsy:

  • Reduced spasticity
  • Greater muscle flexibility and motor function
  • More positive social interaction

Down Syndrome:

  • Improved muscle tome and performance on motor tasks