“Touch is critical for children’s growth, development, and health...”
Dr. Tiffany Field, University of Miami’s Touch Research Institute
Pediatric massage uses nurturing touch to promote physiological, neurological and psychological development and function.
Pediatric massage can help increase alertness and concentration. It also reduces pain, anxiety, loneliness and fear, especially when children are hospitalized or diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition. Nurturing touch can have a profound effect on the body's overall healing process.
Infant Massage Instruction
Infant massage instruction teaches nurturing touch and encourages non-verbal communication between the parents and their baby. It is a beautiful way to assist with bonding and attachment and foster respect, trust and love.
There are many physiological, neurological and emotional benefits of learning infant massage as well.
Awareness & Education
It is unfortunate that the word "touch" especially when talking about children can evoke negative connotations. Touch is such a powerful means of communicating with children, yet the fear of kids being "touched" by others is depriving them of the touch they so desperately need.
Kids 'n Touch believes it is vital to teach children the differences between good touch and bad touch as well as how to learn to set boundaries and build healthy, respectful relationships with each other.