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Technique MEBP®

Technique MEBP® is a massage offered to children with anxiety disorder, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder, etc. Therapists who have completed the training have the necessary knowledge to adapt both the massage techniques and the environment in which the massage is offered to meet the needs of this clientele. The expertise and skills developed by the therapist allow him or her to interact and communicate with the client.

Benefits

Children with special needs derive many benefits. In fact, the massage stimulates the proprioceptive system, which:

  • Provides a better awareness of their bodies;
  • Helps concentration and improves reception;
  • Helps manage anxiety and anger;
  • Decreases the effects of stress on the body;
  • Improves the quality of sleep;
  • Increases touch tolerance.

The benefits can be better felt when massage therapy is used on a regular basis and not as a one-off event.

Proceedings

Massage is given on the floor on a futon (a mattress on the floor) over the clothes. The futon is used to reduce the height danger and the need to manage the space and to promote a close connection between the therapist and the child who receives the massage. The massage is usually supported by a visual routine.

Contraindications

Contraindications to massage are the same as with most other techniques: fever, infection, wounds, or skin problems and a history of heart problems. The consent of the child and parents, as well timing, are important to create a positive experience for the child.

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