Children are very often ignored with regards to massage therapy, and whilst baby massage is on the increase and is often offered to new parents for the first few weeks or months of the child life, this usually comes to an end and the child stops receiving treatments.
Children can benefit from massage therapy just the same as adults, they are often living very busy lives fitting in school, before school clubs, after school clubs, homework, studying, hobbies etc. Have you thought about when your child has time to relax and unwind? They may be feeling under pressure at school, worried about tests or exams, they may have aches and pains from exercising or playing sports, sleep problems, anxiety etc.
Introducing massage at a young age can help children develop a sense of wellbeing, enabling them to feel calm and relaxed in both body and mind.
Massage therapy for children is very gentle, I use only light techniques that relax the muscles without using too much pressure. My treatment room is a relaxing space and I always play calming music to relax the mind.
Will I need to fill out a form?
Yes, you will be asked to complete a consultation form at your first appointment, this will include the child's medical history.
Is there a minimum age?
Yes, currently I am offering these treatments to children from 6 - 17 years old.
Can I stay with my child during the treatment?
Yes, I require all parents/guardians to stay in the room up to the age of 18 years.
How long is the treatment?
Each treatment is 30 minutes long.
How much does it cost?
Each treatment is £20.00.
Will they have to undress?
This depends on the area being treated, if they are receiving a leg massage then they only need to remove clothing from their lower half leaving their underwear on, I would advise on bringing some shorts that aren't too long to make them feel more comfortable.
If they are receiving a back, neck and shoulder massage then they only need to remove clothing from their upper half, they will be laying face down for this treatment.
What if my child doesn't want to undress?
It is possible to massage through light clothing this is something you can discuss with me when booking an appointment.
Will there be any side effects?
Massage can sometimes cause mild side effects, they may feel light headed or a little dizzy, but more commonly they may feel tired, sleepy and thirsty. The effects of feeling relaxed and calm should have a far greater positive effect. It is always advisable to get the child to drink water after a treatment and avoid fizzy/sugary drinks.
Should my child exercise after a massage?
I would recommend that massage treatments are carried out after any physical exercise or towards the end of the day so that they can relax for the rest of the day / evening.
How do I book?
You can message me on here using the pop up chat, or go to the contact page and complete the form. Alternatively you can e-mail me directly on:- firstname.lastname@example.org I will get back to you as soon as I can.