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for Sensory Education
Massage has been used for thousands of years as a way to encourage the overall wellbeing of our children,
even in the simple day-to-day maladies of sleeplessness, stomach aches, headaches and more. Pediatric
therapeutic massage has been proven to provide a variety of benefits from enhancing the growth patterns in
premature infants to providing sensory input for tactile-defensive children. It can reduce tension in the
hypertonic muscles of a child with neurological issues, as well as aid in building muscle tone in those
with hypotonicity or low-muscle tone.

Therapeutic massage is capable of influencing a child’s energetic flow in the same way that acupuncture
works for adults. As there are no needles, you child will find less resistance to it. In fact, they will enjoy
more than refusing to accept this kind of pleasant sensation.   Today, this natural and effective form of
massaging technique has gain increasing popularity and has been used to treat different conditions of
children. A large variety of pediatric conditions that respond well to this massage include common cold,
sinus, constipation, cough, diarrhea, digestive difficulties, fever, headache, sore throat, abdominal pain,
asthma and general health care.  Therapeutic massage can increase attention span, reduce anxiety and
integrate sensory & motor systems.

Other benefits of pediatric therapeutic massage include:

  • promoting healthy growth
  • strengthening the immunity system
  • enhancing better sleep
  • aiding digestion and stimulating appetite
  • improving cognitive, sensory and muscular development
  • increasing bonding between parent and child

Autism and Treatment With Therapeutic Massage

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