What is Pediatric Massage and Touch Therapy? It is an integrative form of therapy that uses hands-on manipulation techniques that incorporate tactile stimulation, sensory integration, and nurturing touch to address the specific needs of the child.
Children require tactile stimulation from a variety of sources in order to fully develop their body, mind and spirit. Human beings thrive on touch. It is the very first of our senses to appear in utero, and it is the sense which is the most developed at birth.
Enhancing body spatial awareness
Alleviate symptoms of pain
Improve digestive function
Decreases aversion to touch/textures
Socializing with peers and siblings
Improve sleeping patterns
Decreasing anxiety and depression
Enhancing spatial awareness
Appropriate social behaviors