Paediatric massage originated from ancient China, arising from the country’s long fight against childhood diseases. Today, it has developed into a unique form of treatment for children. The effects of the massage are obvious, and the treatment is safe and reliable, with no side effects. According to statistics, paediatric massage treats more than 50 paediatric illnesses, of which more than 20 have shown significant effects.
Is it suitable for all kids?
Generally, paediatric massage is recommended for children aged 0-14. However, there are exceptions. Paediatric massage is not suitable for those who may have or have had fractures, traumatic bleeding, broken skin, skin ulcers, burns, scalds, acute or severe infectious diseases, cancer and critical illnesses.
Who can benefit from paediatric massage?
Children with the following conditions:
Flu, cough, colds, fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, indigestion, lack of appetite, infantile malnutrition, asthma, bronchitis, fits, myopia, excessive sweating, paediatric rectal prolapse, eczema, and enuresis. A paediatric massage may also ease night terrors. Even if your child is not ill, a paediatric massage supports his or her general well-being.
Holistic health benefits
Paediatric massage is guided by the theory of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the doctrines of yin and yang (阴阳), the organs (脏腑) and meridians ( 经络). It uses various techniques to stimulate acupuncture points so that the meridians are unobstructed, encouraging circulation of the qi and blood (气血) flow, thereby ensuring healthy organs, as well as treating and preventing diseases. While 10 to 20 minutes is the usual duration for each massage, the duration really depends on the age of the child and the type of condition he or she has. More serious illnesses will require frequent and longer massages. If the goal is to maintain general well-being, shorter, less frequent treatment will suffice. Most parents usually bring their child for a massage once or twice a week. For chronic diseases, a course of treatment covering 10 massages is recommended.