Soft Tissue Therapy can be just as beneficial to young people as adults. I have treated a number of under 18s over the last few years, both for sports related issues and postural problems. Although it is usually a parent who contacts me for an appointment, it is vital that the young person is fully aware of the nature of massage treatment and is happy to attend. Their comfort and “buy-in” to the process will be necessary for a successful outcome.
Any clients under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by a responsible chaperone.
Here are a few occasions where Soft Tissue Therapy can be helpful to a young person:
Many “sporty” children have a tendency to play and train on a number of occasions each week. At school and with their clubs. This can lead to overuse injuries, sprains and strains, just as it can with adults.
Sitting in a classroom all day is no different to sitting at a desk or driving for long periods of time.
Backpacks full of books can be heavy and lead to shoulder or back ache.
Exams can cause stress and result in tensions in shoulders, neck and back.
Musical instruments can be heavy and playing them often requires a wide range of movement.
Growth-related musculoskeletal issues are also possible. It may be more appropriate to get these checked out and diagnosed by a health professional before looking at massage to help.
If you would like more information about how I can help any member of your family, please get in touch.