Reflexology for Babies and Children The benefits of Reflexology for both babies and children are endless and, although sometimes underestimated, this wonderfully simple and effective therapy can be perfect for them. Amongst the many reasons why this therapy is so helpful, supportive and healing for the younger generation are that it can help them to become more confident, improve their sleep, reduce irritability or relieve physical discomfort. Reflexology is as suitable for a tiny baby as it is for a child or an adult. There are now children’s charities, organizations, schools and even doctors offering Reflexology for their young clients. This is wonderful news for all the babies and children who will benefit from Reflexology in their younger years and take this advantage into adulthood. Everyone wins!
“When You Take Hold of the Feet; You Take Hold of the Whole Person”
Gentle Touch™ Reflexology Gentle Touch™ Reflexology can be done on either the hands or the feet and is suitable for all ages. It is the very lightness of touch that makes it so suitable for the youngest of babies or children and throughout their lives. The therapeutic touch applied to certain parts of either the hands or feet can have an effect on the whole child. Gentle Touch™ Reflexology is a wonderful treatment and is both pleasurable to give and to receive.
Reflexology can be superb for children whether they are well, stressed or feeling low. It can be useful in a huge range of situations ranging from:
General care and support of a baby/ child
Creating links and bonds with baby/children
Creating an environment and treatment that supports/ improves their capacity to heal.
It can provide assistance in:
Improved parent/ care bonding
Provides opportunities for deep rest and relaxation
Easy integration into existing routines – no extra tools required
It can be helpful to a baby who is experiencing:
Inability to Relax
Teething issues Irritability / sleeplessness
It can be helpful to a child who is experiencing:
Being agitated or hyperactive
Lack of confidence
Fear and stress
Disconnection from others
Noticing the Three Potential Areas of Improvement Gentle Touch™ Reflexology works on three levels:
A child responds to treatments in many ways, although not necessarily in the way anticipated. It is possible that the child has a physical problem. After treatment the child could seem to be more relaxed and noticeably coping better with life. However, that was not the anticipated outcome, but it is a real benefit nevertheless. The improvement with the physical concern may follow later as the child’s body may have internally prioritized that the emotional state of relaxation was the most important factor to be achieved and realized, before the physical issue could be addressed and resolved. A person may want a specific outcome but other benefits may come first. The recipient of a Reflexology treatment may experience the benefits in any combination of physical, emotional or energetic improvements. A balanced, healthy and happy child is a delight to have around. Reflexology can be one of the most soothing and enjoyable treatments that can assist a child towards achieving some, or all of these, potential improvements. Pay attention to all the improvements, even if they are not what you expected or planned! I look forward to serving you and your tiny humans. Message me for details and book your appointment today.