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Healing Touch for Children : Massage, reflexology and acupressure for children from 4-12 years old - Mary Atkinson

Healing Touch for Children

Massage, reflexology and acupressure for children from 4-12 years old


Published: 5th January 2009
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Research suggests today's young children are suffering from 'deep anxiety' about modern life. From the pressures of continuous school tests and exams to increased concerns about body image, social acceptability and bullying, more children are showing signs of stress and depression.

This pioneering book provides parents with user-friendly massage routines and simple techniques to help ease their child's stresses and combat a wide range of common ailments, from coughs and colds and headaches to eczema, stomach ache and sleep problems.

Expert practitioner Mary Atkinson gives a thorough overview of how massage works and the rewarding benefits it can bring. There is also a special chapter dedicated to showing parents how to arm their child with a toolkit of self-help treatments for use at school or on the move.

About the Author

Mary Atkinson is a qualified holistic massage, Indian head massage, reflexology and aromatherapy practitioner. She is also an instructor for the Massage in Schools Programme and runs her own complementary therapy clinic and training school. Mary has been a health and fitness writer for numerous UK magazines and is the author of over 15 books including The Art of Indian Head Massage and Head and Foot Massage.


Pressures on children in today's society

How touch therapies can help

Getting Prepared:

Creating the right environment

Developing a routine

Massage media

Safe aromatherapy oils for children

Dos and don'ts

Head and Shoulder Massage:

History and how it works

Introducing your child to massage

Simple massage techniques

10-minute basic massage routine


History and how it works

Simple reflexology techniques

10-minute basic reflexology routine


History and how it works

Acupressure points for children

Treating common ailments:

Using touch therapies to ease everyday health problems including: Asthma, Coughs and colds, Sinus problems, Head ache, Sleep problems, Bedwetting, Stomach ache, Earache, Travel sickness, Eczema, Stress, Anxiety, Hyperactivity, Fatigue, Exam nerves, Tantrums

Self-help tool kit:

Simple routines that you can teach your child to use while at school or on the move for: Stomach ache, Toothache, Head ache, RSI, Anxiety, Concentration, Stress

ISBN: 9781856753050
ISBN-10: 1856753050
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 5th January 2009
Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.1  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1