Pediatric Sessions and Fees
Welcome! Please feel free to contact me with questions.
Massage sessions for teens and older children are more similar in format to an adult session, while massage for smaller children may take place on a mat. Massage is only given with a child’s permission, and with smaller children some of the session may be spent with puppets and introducing textures while the child warms up to touch.
Children remain clothed during the initial session, although they may choose with their parent to receive a Swedish style massage with modest draping, and massage to the muscles with oil or lotion during future sessions. Your child is welcome to bring a favorite toy, or CD to the session. Comfortable, soft clothing is helpful. Parents remain present in the room for the length of the massage, so please schedule accordingly.
An initial massage session includes time for me to meet your child and you, discuss goals and health concerns, and create a session plan.
- Initial Pediatric Massage Session Fee (Ages 3-17): $100
- Follow-up Pediatric Massage: $100
- 4 Session Pediatric Massage Series – $75 per session ($300)
- Mother and Child Massage (20 minutes each) – $80
Please print and fill out the Pediatric Intake Form, and bring it with you to your child’s session. This allows us to maximize the massage time for the initial visit, rather than filling it out during the session. Thank you!
Some health conditions may not be appropriate for massage, or may need a doctor’s supervision and permission for pediatric massage. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or e-mail me. Examples of conditions or times when massage is not or may not be appropriate include, but aren’t limited to, the following:
- Contagious illness/virus
- Life threatening illness
- Recent immunization/vaccination (wait 48-72 hours)
- Seizure disorders
- Conditions affecting the heart, brain, kidneys or circulatory system
- Cancer – depending on stage of treatment, massage may be helpful, but needs a physician’s supervision
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