Book: Healing Touch for Children - Mary Atkinson

Book: Healing Touch for Children

Albert Bridge Books (May 2017)

Paperback: £4.99  Kindle: 99p (during lockdown)

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Mary Atkinson, author and complementary therapist,  brings her practical approach to her book which introduces Massage, Reflexology and Acupressure for 4-12 year olds. Healing Touch for Children.  It is written for parents and grandparents wishing to share the benefits of nurturing touch with their children and grandchildren, but is also enjoy by therapists. There are plenty of self-help tips.

Research has shown that short, simple touch therapy sessions can help reduce stress, increase concentration and boost energy levels in school age children, and this book offers a thorough overview of safe and effective ways of making a loving and caring touch part of your child’s daily routine. Although written for children, many people report that the simple routines are valuable for people of all ages and the book quickly becomes a well-thumbed resource in the family home.

Positive Touch for Children YouTube Channel

The Healing Touch for Children book is supported by a YouTube Channel that has videos of the author demonstrating massage, reflexology and acupressure techniques on children. Click here to access the demonstrations. Positive Touch for Children with Mary Atkinson.

The techniques and routines in the book and on the YouTube channel supports studies by the Touch Research Institute, Miami, which show stress levels are lower in children who receive massage. The photos below were taken when Mary was working with refugee children in Dunkirk (March 2017) and with children affected by the tsunami in Japan (April 2012). On both occasions, nurturing, positive touch brought real benefits of reducing anxiety and bringing comfort to the children.

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