Pediatric Massage Therapy

Infant massage and tummy time are based on evidence based research. Teaching the importance of touch for developmental growth and happiness,
and empowering parents to love and nurture their infant, toddler, child.

Tummy Time

  • Our belly’s are the major Emotion Center of the body
  • Good compression on the softest, most precious parts of a baby’s body
  • Allows developmental and emotional benefits to increase
  • ALL systems work better

Research Studies suggest:

  • Premature infants who are gently massaged can produce higher levels of secreted immunoglobulin A, which protects against respiratory tract infections.
  • Studies show that babies who receive massage, held and rocked are able to cope better during times of stress. Massage Therapy techniques grow with the child and teaches them how to “let go” of their stress!
  • Massage can stimulate the immune system and increase the resistance to infections.
  • When tired, run down or stressed, gentle holds and strokes can calm and allow your child to recover quicker.

Craniosacral Therapy & Myofascial Unwinding:
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on treatment for the whole body. Quiet subtle changes using light touch that usually opens and reduces restrictions that occur in the body.

This treatment and unwinding occurs naturally, with assistance from the therapist, as the child moves to unlock the restrictions, especially
in the nervous system. This is the system that dictates all of the body’s functioning constantly sending and receiving messages.

Massage Therapy is Also Beneficial for:

  • Constipation and Belly Comfort
  • Siblings can participate, gentle foot massage always feel good!

Testimonials

Before starting occupational therapy, Daphne was much more sensitive to environmental discomforts. However, things have been changing for her since meeting with Julie. Historically, getting Daphne to wear sunscreen was always a battle. Also, Daphne avoided being in the rain, and at times felt anxious or even cried when she couldn’t avoid it. But on our recent vacation we had some pleasant surprises. Daphne said the sunscreen felt good when applied. Additionally, when sand accidentally got mixe din the sunscreen, she said it hurt a little but she tolerated it. This was a truly amazing transformation for her. These and other changes have come about after doing OT with Sensory Solutions. Now Daphne is better able to cope with her environment and participate in life more fully. We are grateful for how positively she and our family have been effected by OT.

Daphne's Parent
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