Massage, Children, & Adolescents

Massage can be provided to children aged 3 years into adolescence. This time frame encompasses the preschool period, middle childhood, and adolescence, which begins with the onset of puberty, and ends with adult identity and behaviors, which ranges from 12 years to 19 years of age (Feldman, 2013). Advertisements

Massage & Infants

Infant massage is a series of massage techniques customized to fit the needs of the child and the child’s family, according to the General Council for Massage Therapies (1). Infant massage can be taught to parents and caregivers who provide the massage or it can be provided by a massage therapist or other qualified individual.

Massage & Inflammatory Skin Conditions

PART 4 OF 5: Inflammatory skin infections are common dermatologic conditions. Causes range from allergies, contact with various agents, autoimmunity, and aging. Some conditions are chronic while others are episodic. Pathologies featured in this article include eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, and scleroderma.

Massage & Viral Skin Infections

PART 3 OF 5: There are many viral skin infections that range from mild to the severe. Some viral skin infections affect just the skin and others are associated with systemic diseases.  This article features massage modifications for viral skin infections including cold sores, chickenpox, shingles, and warts.