Importance of Tactile Input

In my training last summer with Tina Allen, she presented our class with the Williams & Shellenberger Pyramid of Learning, developed by Mary Sue Williams and Sherry Shellenberger. What I love about the diagram is it helps give a framework for how the nervous system develops and expands from the early stages of receiving sensory input from the seven senses …

Respecting Physical Boundaries

The topic of boundaries seems to be popping up everywhere! What exactly are boundaries and how do we work with them in massage therapy? Physical boundaries are essentially the way in which we define how others interact with us. It includes our personal space, privacy, and our bodies. When working with children it is important to teach and model what …

What is Pediatric Massage?

What comes to mind when you think about pediatric massage?  Is it spa day for kids? Maybe a child receiving deep work between the shoulder blades? Do you picture a relaxing space with a massage table and salt lamp glowing where you undress and lie down? While these are all scenarios you may have experienced or seen in the media, none of …