30-Minute Massage $30
Pediatric Appointments Days/Times: Weekdays / 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
It is no secret that children need physical contact for proper growth and physiological, neurological, emotional, and social development. Hugs, holding hands, snuggles at night are not just bonding elements, they are providing your kids proven benefits physiologically. Applied pediatric massage techniques by a professional therapist can be a good complement to others measures being taken for various physical, developmental, and mental conditions. Research has shown massage to be helpful in pediatric patients with asthma, anxiety, ADHD, alopecia areata/universalis, juvenile arthritis, autism, cancer pain, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, depression, dermatitis/visible skin conditions, diabetes, and post-traumatic stress disorder, just to name a few. Older children with sports injuries, whether acute or chronic can also benefit from massage the same way adults do.
I believe that massage therapy achieves the best results when done at the child's home in a room where he/she/they feel (s) most comfortable in their familiar surroundings. Sessions are shorter, 30 minutes, and a parent/legal guardian is always present during the massage. I meet each child at their developmental level and respect their personal space. Pediatric massage is for children, ages 5-17.
Clients are treated in their home within 15 miles of Virginia Hospital Center at no additional charge. All other areas will be charged $2/additional mile round-trip.
* A clear, 8' x 10' area for set up is necessary if massage table is used. If a child feels most comfortable on their own bed/sofa, then I will absolutely work that way.
Appointment Cancellation Policy:
We require 24 hours notice for cancelled appointments. If you cancel within 24 hours, you will be charged the full price of your appointment. Exceptions can be made for emergencies and illness. All in-home appointments require full payment at time of booking. If you need to cancel the appointment before the 24-hour window or due to inclement weather (see below), your payment will be refunded within 48 hours.
Inclement Weather Policy:
If an appointment must be canceled or changed due to inclement weather less than 24-hours prior to the scheduled appointment time, the cancellation fee will be waived. Canceling or rescheduling an appointment during inclement weather is at the discretion of the client and the therapist.
No Tip Policy: I do not accept tips by principle that I believe massage therapy is essential for medical treatment, disease prevention and overall wellness.