If your newborn has trouble nursing, your teen athlete has a sore shoulder or your grandpa has joint pain and insomnia, consider the natural healing options of massage therapy, bodywork and acupuncture to support the health and well being of the whole family.
Nurturing touch helps babies thrive and parents bond with their infants. Research has shown that infant massage can increase weight gain in preemies, relieve symptoms of colic and teething pain and improve sleep.
You can learn how to massage your baby safely and effectively by taking a class. Go here to find an infant massage class in your area.
Pediatric Craniosacral Therapy helps many conditions including feeding and sleep problems or fussiness in infants; developmental delays or disorders in toddlers (speech, cognitive, physical), and; chronic pain, injuries, and neurological disorders in older children. In addition, from birth onward, healing from traumatic experiences can be greatly supported with this gentle modality.
Children and Adolescents:
Massage, bodywork and acupuncture can relieve pain and reduce stress and anxiety for children just as for adults. Conditions such as backaches, breathing problems, insomnia, nausea and constipation often respond well. Massage and acupuncture also help young athletes perform better, avoid injury and recover faster when injuries do occur. Practitioners who work with children and adolescents use techniques that are specifically adapted to the individual’s age and size and take special care to establish clear communication and build trust with young clients.
Today many older adults are turning to massage therapy and acupuncture to support healthy aging. These natural healing techniques can reduce the need for medications as they relieve pain, reduce anxiety, support immune function, speed recovery from surgery and injuries, help maintain flexibility and fitness, and improve sleep.