Category Archives: Massage For Children

Safe Touch, Unsafe Touch, and Confusion: Why Children May Be Receiving The Wrong Signals

Pediatric Massage Therapists must be  more aware of personal boundaries than  LMTs practicing on most other client populations.  Of course, working on babies, kids, and adolescents, is challenging.     Compound that with the real specter of child abuse, and you can … Continue reading

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Massage For Children: Even Kids Get Stressed

Children’s massage is not at all a new development, though it is not nearly as popular in the US as it is worldwide.  In many traditional cultures, massage for children is commonplace and nearly ubiquitous, such as is the case … Continue reading

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Massage For Children: Fostering Assertiveness Through Client Empowerment

Being assertive means being fully capable of  expressing one’s feelings, thoughts,  and needs directly, openly and honestly, asserting one’s rights, in a manner which is yet respectful of others. (Lloyd, 1998)  As a Massage Therapist who works with children, I … Continue reading

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