Paediatric Massage - Maitri Massage

Paediatric Massage

Children require tactile stimulation through a variety of sources in order to fully develop their body, mind and spirit.

Louise’s training in paediatric health provide her with a unique set of skills to adequately assess needs and employ a variety of massage techniques with infants and children.

Benefits of massage for children and infants

  • decreased anxiety and stress hormones.
  • reduced aggressive behaviour.
  • production of optimal hormones.
  • increased body awareness (visual, tactile and proprioceptive input.)
  • improved muscle tone and muscle relaxation.
  • improved joint mobility.
  • reduced hypersensitivity to tactile input.
  • increased quality and quantity of vocalisation.
  • increased bonding.
  • enhanced body image and self esteem.
  • increased healthy sense of boundaries.