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Children's Massage: Types, Features and Benefits

Children's therapeutic massage is a special area of medicine where you need to have additional knowledge for a session of which you can go both in the spa centre and in the massage centre. With a properly performed full body massage abu dhabi technique, it has a beneficial effect on all organs and tissues of the body, and helps to cure many diseases. Such procedures are prescribed by a paediatrician for preventive purposes, as well as for the correction or treatment of certain abnormalities. It helps in the physical development of the child, has a beneficial effect on peristalsis, nervous and digestive systems, and improves the circulatory function of the whole organism. You can do baby massage for both babies and older boys and girls.

Features of baby massage

The children's body is less resistant to any external influences, and therefore the masseur's movements should not be so intense. The use of less force and more precise impact on problem areas allows you to achieve a positive result in the shortest possible time.

Each visit consists of several stages.

  1. Warm up. It is carried out with intensive movements over the skin to warm up the subcutaneous muscles and prepare them for the main work.
  2. Stroking. Light relaxing movements have a calming effect, relieve tension from the muscles, which allows you to penetrate deeper into problem areas.
  3. Trituration. The movements become more and more intense, repeating the same ones that were used in the previous stage. The masseur moves in a circle, influencing the entire muscle corset.
  4. Pinch and pat. Such movements most intensively and accurately affect the muscles, which allows you to work out problem areas. The masseur pinches the skin and presses in certain places to relieve tension as much as possible.
  5. Hitch. The final stage, the essence of which is to reduce the intensity of the impact on the muscles. Preparations are being made for a complete break in contact with the patient.

This is an example of a classic massage, which is carried out in most cases by specialists. Children's massage of the legs, feet, hands, collar zone deserves special attention. They are prescribed for intense sports activities or in the treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

Benefits of baby massage

On the surface of the skin of children there is a huge number of nerve receptors. Thanks to their ability to transmit information to the brain, babies develop movement, motor skills and speech skills. Sometimes even simple strokes play a significant role in their physical development. That is why massage for children is recommended from the moment they are born.

The regularity of such procedures allows you to prevent or correct the following ailments:

  • Dysplasia.
  • Congenital torticollis.
  • Slight or visible distortion of the pelvic bones.
  • Scoloosis.

It will also be useful in violation of the normal functioning of the nervous system. The procedure eliminates obvious and excessive muscle tension, and also has a beneficial effect on possible discoordination of movements.

Types of baby massage

1. Preventive wellness massage

Thanks to him, the developing body of the child receives the optimal load from the first months of life, which is beneficial for his health.

2. Therapeutic massage

Necessary for the correction or prevention of pathology of the nervous, skeletal and muscular systems.

3. Local massage

Necessary for the treatment of a local problem, for example, for the development of the feet, hip joints.

4. Combined massage

Promotes the active development of the entire musculoskeletal system.

5. Corrective massage

It is carried out in order to correct minor deviations from the norms in development.

6. Sports massage

Conducted for older children. It is an excellent prevention of injury.

Specialists in baby massage do not recommend massaging a child if a vaccination or other procedures were performed on that day. If the child does not tolerate massage sessions well, is naughty, cries, then it is better not to do massage on this day.