Updates on COVID-19

As many of you are seeing from our local news, we have had several positive cases of the new virus confirmed in Wake County. So far all individuals have been self-quarantined at home and are doing well.  I take cleanliness and sanitation seriously. Below you will find a list of actions I already take regularly to ensure a sanitary and …

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 …

When and Why To Consider Massage for Kids

Pediatric massage is massage and touch therapy that is specifically created and adapted for children and adolescents. Pediatric massage therapists have additional training that prepares us to work with kids and teens in a skillful manner that takes into account age, developmental stage, and the specific needs and goals of the child, family, and broader healthcare team. There are many …