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Stress and Anxiety Treatment for Children Using Massage

Massage Therapist, Pediatric Massage Therapist
Pediatric Massage to Treat Stress and Anxiety  Haven’t we all felt stress or anxiety at one time or another?  Whether due to an upcoming exam, an impending move or even just being in an unfamiliar situation, stress can occur.  As an adult, these stressors are easier to understand and manage, however, imagine if you are a child trying to understand these situations. Talking about a problem with an objective source can work wonders as compared to talking things out with someone subjective. Unfortunately, even after talking things out, people are not relieved of the issue and some even feel the stress levels remaining static. Children are not spared of this cycle and some end up at the receiving end of critical analysis both in school and outside the safe confines…
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What is a Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Massage Therapy?

Massage Therapist
Lymphatic Massage The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body. A customized form of bodywork, lymphatic massage may help the lymph system do its job better. By understanding the anatomy and function of this delicate system, your massage therapist can assist your body in clearing sluggish tissues of waste and swelling. Though lymph vessels are found throughout the body, most of them--about 70 percent--are located just below the skin. These fragile vessels work to pick up fluids between the cell spaces when gentle pressure is applied to them from increased fluid build-up, muscle contractions, or…
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Depression Treatment for Children Using Massage

Massage Therapist, Pediatric Massage Therapist
Pediatric Massage to Treat Depression There is a noticeable increase in the levels of depression in children from all walks of life and ages. The symptoms range from severe mood swings, sudden outbursts, withdrawing from society, acute sadness and an overall change in behavior. Limited interest in food, change in sleeping patterns, peer pressure, bullying, not being able to catch up in class, and no friends, among others, can be some of the reasons for depression. The Rate of Childhood Depression Approximately 2.5% of children in the United States suffer from depression. During childhood years, both boys and girls appear to be at equal risk for depressive disorders. Depression is significantly more common in boys under the age of 10 and by age 16, girls have a greater incidence of…
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