Massage Therapy for Children
Although massage therapy has typically been used as a treatment for adults, it is also become increasingly used to treat children. New studies reveal that pediatric massage can benefit children in a number of ways—especially children being treated for more serious conditions. Pediatric massage therapy can relieve feelings of anxiety and fear in these kids struggling with medical treatments.
In addition, it can improve other conditions like chronic headaches, pain from Multiple Sclerosis, eczema, and more. Often times you think of stress as affecting only adults; but children, too, can feel the burdens of stress and massage seems to be a gentle antidote.
If you’ve ever considered a career in helping others—specifically children—massage therapy could be a good fit for you. Soma’s 11 and 15-month programs will prepare you to alleviate stress in your clients and promote overall health. If you’re interested in learning more about a career in therapeutic massage therapy and exploring whether The Soma Institute is right for you, give us a call at 1.800.694.5314.