Babies and Children

Irene Cox
Massage and Reflexology in Taunton

Babies and Children
27th May 2019 
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Massage and Reflexology for babies, children and young people

Baby Massage and Baby Reflexology

Baby Massage and Baby Reflex are gentle but effective methods of massage and reflexology that parents can be trained to give to their own babies and young children from one month old. They are natural therapies that provide parents with soothing remedies at their fingertips.

As well as improving the general well being of the baby and young child and strengthening the loving bond with their parents baby massage and baby reflex also support the baby living with:

  • Calm baby
  • Improve sleep patterns
  • Boost immune system
  • Aid digestion
  • Help with the discomfort of teething pain
  • Ease colic, wind, reflux, constipation and tummy upsets
  • Relieve ear congestion

    The classes provide parents with a routine that can be used as often as possible and also a range of techniques to use for specific issues.

    These treatments should always be used alongside conventional medicine and any concerns about a baby's health should always be discussed with a doctor or health visitor.

    How can I learn Baby Massage and Baby Reflex?

    As a qualified practitioner I teach parents the techniques individually or in small groups over five sessions. During these sessions I will demonstrate on a a doll while the parent practises the strokes on their own baby. Parents will be provided with notes to use at home and a bottle of massage oil.

    Can I do the treatment on friend's babies?

    This course gives parents skills to use exclusively with their own baby or young child.

    Toddler Reflex

    Once your baby gets to about two and is moving around quickly they possibly won't want to sit still for the routine to be performed on their feet. Toddler reflex transfers the skills onto the hands using nursery rhymes and singing games to make it a fun experience while providing the same benefits. Although this technique can be taught on an individual basis it is much more fun when it is learnt in a small group.

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    Reflexology for Older Children and Teenagers

    Reflexology will have the same overall benefits for children as for adults. It is a pleasurable experience that can be used to promote general well being. The calming effect of a treatment can be extremely helpful if a child is going through a stressful period in their life due to changes in family life, a change in school or while undergoing exams. It can also support children living with conditions such as ear and throat problems; asthma and chest infections; headaches and migraine and digestive problems.

    Massage for Children and Young People

    Children benefit from the experience of having positive touch during a massage. Stress can be felt by children as much as adults and may present itself through physical symptoms such as muscle pain, headaches, migraine, tummy upsets as well as behaviour difficulties.

    Some children with specific needs such as cerebral palsy, autism or Aspergers syndrome can be relaxed by a short massage routine and parents can be shown simple strokes to use between treatments.

    Massage for children and young people will be adapted to meet their needs.

    The length of a session will depend on the age of the child or young person.

    Massage and Reflexology for children and young people under 16 can only be carried out with parents consent and a parent must be present while the treatment is taking place.

    Massage In Schools

    As a qualified Massage In Schools Programme instructor I can visit schools teaching children a simple routine which promotes positive touch for them use on their peers in the classroom. This routine is taught over six weeks and is done while children are fully clothed and seated on a chair.

    The programme when carried out on a regular basis as recommended has been shown to improve childrens' self esteem and behaviour in the classroom.

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