Children and Massage

Don’t forget the kids!

How amazing technology is, but do we ever think how bad computers are for our posture and the effect it has on young children and teenagers who spend many hours on computers or mobile devices.  This can lead to headaches which in itself can lead to bad concentration.  Slouching in chairs at a computer or laptop on your lap, carrying heavy bags over one shoulder can all lead to problems from an early age.

Playing lots of sport is good for you but can also lead to muscular tightness in children and teenagers which is often overlooked.  When muscles become tight it feels more difficult for you to adopt good posture, you just want to get into a comfortable position. Massage will loosen muscles enabling you to be more conscious of posture and an easy stretching routine started in adolescence could help in later life.

I have treated children with massage as young as 9 years old with neck and shoulder pain and tightness.  So next time you book yourself a deep tissue massage why not consider whether your children might benefit from a treatment also.

Susie Lancaster

From the team at Barron Chiropractic Clinic - celebrating 30 years of providing natural healthcare to the people of Walton-on-Thames