Youth Massage

Massages are beneficial for anyone, including young adults. Whether for a young athlete or a stressed student, massage therapy can help children of all ages live a happier and healthier life. When performed by one of our staff trained in massage therapy in Hicksville, youth massages can help your child feel better. Visit Island Chiropractic today to begin treatment!

Benefits of youth massages

  • Improved self-esteem and body image: Studies show that regular massage therapy increases dopamine and body awareness, and decreases anxiety and depression. Young girls with better body awareness are less likely to suffer from eating disorders.
  • Soothed sore muscles: Young athletes suffer from sore muscles just as adults do. Regular massage therapy helps keep muscles relaxed and pain-free so your child can get back to their activities sooner.
  • Increased range of motion: Massages often involve light stretching. This light stretching improves flexibility and decreases the chance of future sports injuries occurring.
  • Decreased muscle tension: Muscle tension often leads to pain and discomfort. Regular massage therapy can help keep youth from feeling the pain associated with tense muscles. Tense muscles are most common when participating in high impact sports.
  • Reduced chronic pain: Some young people have painful and debilitating disorders which cause chronic pain. Just like with adults, massage therapy can help children to find relief from this pain. Youth massages can also help prevent chronic pain from occurring with overuse due to a sports injury. Consider massage therapy in Hicksville to reduce any pain your child may be experiencing.
  • Improved sleep: Studies show that massage therapy improves sleep quality and quantity in infants, children, and adults.
  • Enhanced athletic performance: A pain-free, stress-free child will be able to better engage in their favorite athletic exercises.
  • Autism benefits: Children who are on the autism spectrum have shown increased relaxation with massages comparatively to other activities.
  • Premature infants: Premature infants who received a ten-minute massage three times a day gained weight at such a rate that they were released from the hospital three weeks before infants who did not receive massage therapy.
  • Immune system benefits: By increased blood and lymph flow, massage therapy improves the effectiveness of the immune system.

Youth massage therapy has helped kids with:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • Anxiety
  • ADD and ADHD
  • Body image
  • Developmental delays
  • Asthma
  • Sports injury
  • Chronic pain
  • Arthritis

Make an appointment today to get your child started with massage therapy in Hicksville. Our specialized team at Island Chiropractic can help your child improve their mental and physical health.

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