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Massage, reflexology and acupressure for children




Mary Atkinson


Albert Bridge Books



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Mary Atkinson is an award-winning complementary therapy practitioner and tutor with a special interest in the health and well-being of children. She has her own training school running accredited courses for therapists and beginners wishing to share the benefits of touch therapies with others. Mary is co-founder of the Story Massage project and author of over 15 books including 'The Art of Indian Head Massage' and 'Once Upon A Touch ... Story Massage for Children'. She lives in Chichester with h...


Research has shown that children who enjoy regular positive touch are able to concentrate and communicate better, are calmer in stressful situations and gain self-confidence.

This practical and accessible guide offers a thorough overview of safe and effective ways of sharing massage, acupressure and reflexology techniques with your child at home. 

• Simple techniques and step-by-step routines to relieve common physical and emotional ailments 

• A self-help tool kit with suggestions for children to help themselves 

• Useful tips and advice on how to introduce your child to the benefits of touch therapies 


‘Featuring user friendly treatment sequences and practical advice on dealing with emotional issues such as stress and anxiety, this book will show you how you can make a loving and caring touch part of your child’s daily routine.’   -The Green Parent Magazine  ‘A step by step guide for home use written by an experienced massage therapist, reflexologist and aromatherapy practitioner. Mary Atkinson offers easy to follow practice routines which can be easily picked up by the complete beginner. Excellent.’   -Yoga and Health Magazine  ‘Using clear, straightforward descriptions, Mary Atkinson outlines appropriate massage techniques for the young. A brilliant way to connect with children and support them in overcoming anxiety or illness.’  -Juno Magazine


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