I am a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist through the internationally accredited Liddle Kidz non-profit group. Through this training, I was taught to provide massage therapy for all children, including those with special health care considerations. The CPMT is a hands-on course focusing on children from toddler age through late adolescence.
Why should your child receive massage? Massage in children has been linked to improved sleep, less constipation, relief from growing pains and other kinds of pain, improved joint mobility, and reduced anxiety. It's a great way for kids to relieve stress, recover from athletic activities and injuries, and simply to have the ability to relax in a safe environment.
Several options for pediatric massage are available. The child is always clothed during any massage session and a parent or guardian must always be in the room. I offer several shorter length massages, generally between 15 and 45 minutes, in my office or at your home tailored to the age and medical conditions of your child. I also offer workshops and private trainings to teach parents how to give short but very beneficial 10-15 minute massages to their children at home.
House Call Appointments:
Pediatric or Autism Massage:
30-min: $25, 45-min: $40
30-min: $40, 45-min: $50, 60-min: $60*
*The 60-min session is a 30-min pediatric massage and a 30-min chair massage for their caregiver. Other packages may be negotiated on request.
Massage by Melanie
Melanie Jaquess, CMT #57149, CPMT, BCTMB #849028