Course Descriptions

MTO0162 - Introduction to Pediatric Massage: Nurturing Touch

Course Description:
We know that massage on adults has wonderful therapeutic benefits, so why not share those benefits with children? Gentle and nurturing touch can provide the building blocks to create stability, bonding and attachment allowing a child to grow up into a healthy and happy adult. In this introductory workshop, participants will learn how to personalize a session with a child depending on factors such as age, a child's permission, eye contact, communication, special needs, contraindications to treatment, the amount of skin-to-skin contact, pressure and pace. Additional education is necessary to become a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist. Prerequisite: Current massage therapy license. Participants should wear loose-fitting clothing to class.