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Thomson Chinese Medicine offers gentle, holistic paediatric massage therapy for children between 6 months and 12 years old. Our treatments, combined with herbal packs for external use, aim to improve your child’s delicate constitution and reduce their tendency to fall sick.

Common Conditions

Digestion

When children experience poor digestion, it affects nutrient absorption and may slow down their growth and development. Some common digestive issues seen in children are:

  • Indigestion
  • Poor eating habits (e.g. picky eaters)
  • Stomach flu
  • Constipation or diarrhoea

Paediatric massage focusing on acupoints along the Spleen and Stomach meridian channels, and gentle massage on these areas effectively boosts digestion. Our physicians may also prescribe herbal packs for your child, and these should be placed on the belly button or soles of the feet to help with digestion and assimilation of food.

Respiratory

Young children tend to have weaker immune systems and are prone to respiratory issues such as:

  • Common cold
  • Flu
  • Allergies
  • Phlegm

Paediatric massage helps to build up the body’s resistance against diseases. Through the therapeutic actions on the acupoints along the meridians, the child’s Qi and Blood flow can be regulated to their desired levels in the organ systems of the body, blocking out harmful pathogens that cause young children to fall sick.

Eyesight

With greater exposure to digital screens, vision-related problems are increasingly common in young children. These issues include:

  • Myopia
  • Lazy eye

Over time, when combined as a regular treatment method, paediatric massage and herbal packs can help to control the development of vision issues like myopia, especially at its early stages.

Sleep & Psychology

A baby crying incessantly (colic) or refusing to sleep at night can be a real challenge for new parents.

Paediatric massage along the meridian channels of the Heart organ system helps to dispel Heat and soothes any indigestion problems that may be making the child uncomfortable. By easing the discomfort, your baby will get a good night’s sleep, and you can rest better as well.

Children with conditions like Hyperactivity, ADHD or Autism can also receive paediatric massage treatments. From a TCM perspective, such conditions are associated with bodily imbalances. When done regularly, gentle paediatric massage on specific acupoints helps to restore balance, calm the nerves, and improve the child’s ability to focus.

Treatment Methods

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the appropriate age for paediatric massage?

The earliest that a baby can receive treatment is six months old.Paediatric massage may be effective for children up to 12 years of age.

Is it safe for children? Are there any side effects?

Paediatric massage is a non-invasive, harmless, and effective form of treatment for children. It involves gentle strokes and techniques, mainly focusing on the hands, limbs, and back.

What can we expect during paediatric massage?

At Thomson Chinese Medicine, only qualified physicians perform the treatments. Before the massage, the physician will ask questions regarding your child’s condition and examine their pulse and tongue. The treatment is customised based on the child’s condition and constitution. Our physician will ensure that the child is comfortable, and the treatment is done while the child is on the bed or their mother’s lap. Techniques used include gentle kneading and rubbing.

How often should I bring my child for paediatric massage?

Treatments should be done once to twice a week. A full course of treatment could take place over several months.Usually, some improvements to the child’s conditions can be observed within the first few sessions. However, effectiveness may vary from person to person, depending on the severity of the condition. A longer course of treatment is recommended for more significant cumulative benefits.

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