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 …