Can we treat children under the age of 16 with massage therapy?
We are frequently asked this question. The simple answer is yes, a person under the age of 16 can receive a massage. However, we need to write With the consent of the guardian Or To find a parent or guardian. Debbie Slater (branch and therapist at Kingston and Richmond branches) is fully tested for CRB.
Psychological benefits of child massage
Body massage can be healthy for children. We have successfully recruited many teenagers with test anxiety. Many students who are studying for their GCS come to us for a while or to stimulate some brain cells!
The benefits of baby massage include:
- Strengthening the immune system of children
- Have fun
- Relaxation of tense muscles
Massage for children helps with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
In research “Adolescents suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: benefit from massage therapy“Massive therapy or relaxation therapy for 28 consecutive school days for 28 teens with attention deficit disorder. The massage therapy group, but not the relaxation therapy group, assessed themselves to be more happy And evaluated as observers A little congestion after the session. After a 2-week period, their teachers reported more time on the task and assigned lower achievement scores based on class behavior.
Instead, in the study “The effects of massage therapy and exercise therapy on children / adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder”, all parents indicated that this was a positive experience for them and their children.
A clinical evaluation by an outpatient nurse showed a positive response in both massage and exercise groups. In the massage group, comments include a sense of closeness between mother and child, plenty of rest, and a better night’s rest.. The exercise group’s home record was positive with reports of improved focus, balance and flexibility.
The satisfaction questionnaire from the massage therapy team said that the experience was pleasant with a slight improvement in behavior and focus. The exercise group presented a similar report on improvements in relaxation, flexibility and focus.
Physical benefits of baby massage
In addition, baby massage benefits children’s physical well-being, including:
- Treating stress and cracks
- Reducing damage
- Reduce pain and swelling
- Treating sports injuries
NHS websites provide some useful information for treating cracks and stress. However, they emphasize the need to avoid massage during the first 48 – 72 hours after the injury.
Also, children can use sports massage.