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Laurel of Asheville: Healthy Touch, Healthy Child. The Benefits of Pediatric Massage


“Children’s sensitive systems are exposed to a variety of stresses. As a result, they can be adversely affected by events that adults may hardly notice. Pediatric massage offers a relaxing experience in a safe space that can help children restore a sense of calm an ease.

On afternoon while I was working at a massage clinic, a young boy of eight stomped in with his mother and flopped angrily onto the couch. We didn’t often see children as clients, and this child looked like he preferred we didn’t see him either…”

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