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Is Massage Safe For Children?

Hi the short answer to this question is, yes of course massage is safe for children. In fact, it can be very beneficial for babies and older children, however, there are some things you need to consider before just taking your child along to a massage therapist. 

  1. Is this something that your child wants?
  2. Is there a medical need for a massage, always consult your medical practitioner if this is the case there may be a provision within the health service?
  3. Does the therapist offer a free consultation, with you, and your child?
  4. What are the safeguarding provisions for your child during the actual appointment?
  5. What products will the therapist use?


Massaging Children and Babies

Massage is good for everybody, including babies and children. Babies, in particular, benefit from touch and it helps them bond with their parent and it can also help with conditions such as constipation and colic.  You can find many places that offer courses on baby massage and it's a great way to meet other new mums and make friends yourself. I recommend that you and you baby take a course so you can learn the techniques correctly. If you want to read more about it before searching for a course then check out my book list. 


You may want an older child to receive a massage, especially with all the things they have to carry too and from school these days and with mobile phones tending to cause people to look down more than the body was really intended. So if you child is complaining of headaches or aching neck and shoulders this could be the reason. Again a good therapist will ask questions about the daily life of the child and have rules about safeguarding and who else remains present during the treatment. 


One of the reasons I offer courses is to teach you how to massage your own family and friends. I will teach you in your own home and talk about tips and techniques to help you avoid causing yourself injuries whilst you're treating your family. 


If you have any other questions, about massage for children or if you would like to learn how to do it for yourself then please contact me on the form provided. 



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