Working with Children

As a massage therapist I often get asked if I work with children. My reply is always yes of course I do! Active children get sore muscle the same as adults and can intermittently experience what we usually refer to as growing pains.
The young people I have seen have loved the massage and found great benefit very quickly. Parents have brought their children in from the world of sport and dance to keep them fit and active.

Physical activity has so many benefits for young people including:

• Building healthy lifestyle habits
• Keeping weight down
• Developing social skills and team work
• Encouraging drive, stamina, focus and determination
• Proving exercise is fun

There are different guidelines when working with children to include chaperoning, adjusting pressure and timing of treatments but youngsters can really benefit from a massage. You can check your therapist is checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly Criminal Record Bureau, CRB) and also qualified to work with children.

Helen Richardson
DBS checked since 2006

Level 2 Child Protection in Sport and Active Leisure 2016

Child Prot cert