Baby Tuina or Pediatric Chinese Massage
Baby Tuina is a safe, non-invasive and effective therapy for the treatment of a wide variety of common childhood ailments.
Different from Western infant massage, Baby Tuina uses very specific protocols or treatments for specific ailments. For millennia the Chinese have believed that the internal functions of the body connect with the surface of the body via various pathways and channels and that one can influence internal functions and restore balance to the internal organs by manipulating certain points or areas on the surface of the body. They also realized that children are immature physiologically, anatomically and energetically. That’s why they developed a special repertoire of points and manipulations to restore balance to the child’s body distinct form adult acupuncture and massage.
Baby Tuina can achieve quick results in the treatment of minor pediatric illnesses without side effects, drug complications, or the development of drug resistant strains. It is an effective preventive and remedial therapy for children from birth up to 6 years of age and, in general, is more effective the younger the child.
Baby Tuina achieves its results by balancing Qi and promoting its free flow. Maintaining the vital Qi patterns is essential for a healthy development. Illnesses are resulting when the normal flow of Qi is disturbed. Baby Tuina can restore this flow to treat most of the common health problems of young children, such as:
- Digestive disorders (i.e. diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, vomiting, lack of appetite)
- Respiratory disorders (i.a. common cold, cough, asthma)
- Teething, excessive drooling
- Restlessness, night crying, bed-wetting
- Prevention and development support for a Healthy Baby