Massage for Children With Special Needs

Do you have a special needs child? Children with disabilities often experience muscular problems which can lead to lack of sleep among other issues. An effective program of massage can help provide parents and children alike with a good night's sleep.

Touch is a wonderful way to communicate caring. Massage is beneficial in helping to control aggressive and obstinate behaviors by providing relaxation.

As a parent of a child with special needs, I bring my full personal experience and understanding into each session. Often time's children with special needs do not want anyone to touch them. No child is ever forced to accept touch. The massage sessions are set up in such a way as to facilitate the child's trust. Sessions may take place at the child's home or in my office.

Incorporating aromatherapy into each session may increase the relaxation the child will experience. Most children find a scent that pleases them and provides them with a good feeling. The child may take a sample of their favorite scent home with them to enjoy.

Massage sessions include teaching the parent or caregiver techniques to use at home.

I have experience working with children with Down syndrome, ADD/ADHD, autism, cerebral palsy and learning disabilities and have certification in massage for people with disabilities.

If you are not close enough to come in for an appointment, please feel free to call or email me and I will consult with you on how you can work with your child.

My building is wheelchair accessible. Please call me for further information and pricing.