Liddle Kidz Founder, Tina Allen, presents during the Canadian Massage Conference | November 4th -6th , 2011
Ms. Allen will present “A Special Presentation on Pediatric Massage Therapy”
To a child who has been hospitalized, or diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition, their symptoms are often accompanied by pain, anxiety, loneliness and fear. So it only makes sense that healthcare staff and medical facilities are looking to pediatric massage as treatment for some of these symptoms.
Research has shown that massage therapy can ease both physical symptoms as well as, emotional discomforts associated with pediatric medical conditions. Studies conducted by the Touch Research Institutes at the University of Miami School of Medicine show that massage can alleviate pain, anxiety and depression in pediatric clients. This healing touch therapy also provides comfort, relaxation, reduction of stress hormones and relief from chronic conditions such as asthma, nausea, constipation and muscle aches.
Immediately after receiving massage, children with mild to moderate juvenile rheumatoid arthritis notice decreased anxiety and stress hormone (cortisol) levels. For young patients with Autism their aversion to touch decreases with massage, while their ability to focus increases. Pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis report feeling less anxious, and their ability to breathe and pulmonary functions improved.
For the massage therapist or healthcare professional considering pediatric massage, there are many considerations to prepare for providing age specific and development appropriate therapy. Further training in pediatric massage is required to feel fully confident working with children within medical institutions.
About the Canadian Massage Conference (CMC):
The Canadian Massage Conference (CMC) is Canada's largest exhibition of massage products, continuing education and new business opportunities for therapists of all disciplines. In 2011, the conference takes place November 4th, 5th and 6th at the Holiday Inn in Burlington Ontario.
This years conference will feature over 50 exhibitors, continuing education in the forms of 1 hour, 3 hour or 1 or 3 day workshops and exciting meet and greet opportunities!
Along with the 2 exhibit halls we have 25 1 hour presentations on products/services/courses, and also 19 3 hour workshops. All education is acceptable for CEU credits.
Come and see us at the Canadian Massage Conference!