Pediatric Massage for Children with and without Special Needs – Zipolite, Mexico
This class has been offered at Piñapalmera Pehabilitation Center through the Oregon School of Massage.
In beautiful Zipolite, Mexico, massage students learn how to perform basic full-body pediatric massage, hydrotherapy techniques, and special techniques for relaxation and sensory stimulation. They also learn about the growth and development of children, how childhood events such as birth and injuries can affect the child's body, and how these events can initiate musculoskeletal pain and restriction later in life.
Careful, regular massage therapy can significantly improve the quality of life of children with disabilities. At Piña Palmera, a working rehabilitation center in the coastal village of Zipolite, students take advantage of a unique opportunity to learn pediatric massage with a wide variety of children. They will learn how to practice massage with non-disabled children, and also with children who have developmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy, autism and Down's syndrome, and physical disabilities such as epilepsy and spinal cord injury. Children are evaluated as individuals, in terms of their particular disability and situation, and then massage techniques are fine-tuned for their needs.
25 Contact Hours
Marybetts Sinclair is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork as a continuing education provider since 2007, provider #450519-07.