Only 4 Parents per Class $77 per person
Reflexology Massage Workshop for Parents of children with Autism and ASD
Parents will learn how to apply reflexology massage techniques in this 2 hour workshop that can contribute to an improvement in their child’s health, quality of life and their ability to learn and grow..
Reflexology is a soothing touch based massage for the feet and hands. It is based on the principal that there are reflex points on the feet and hands that correspond to the body’s organs, functions and structure. By massaging these points we are stimulating the body’s own natural healing abilities.
Reflexology massage can help those with autism and ASD
Reduce stress and anxiety
Improve mood, encourage positive social interaction and communication
Reduce insomnia and improve sleep patterns
Alleviate IBS and improve digestion
Improve sense of touch and increase receptivity
Improve learning capacity by increasing the attention span and the ability to focus.
Improve language skills
Relax the body and improve the flow of blood and bioelectrical energy throughout the body
Produce the beneficial hormone Oxytocin and other well being hormones which helps improve the interpretation of emotions
Reflexology can also help reduce parenting stress. .
New research shows that many of the symptoms of autism may be a result of problems with touch receptivity; and that those with autism, according to preliminary studies, may have only half the normal sensory nerve fibers in their skin, of the type that mediate the pleasure of touch. Such a dramatic reduction of these fibers is believed to cause a lack of pleasure, and even an aversion, to otherwise soothing and bonding touch. Touch therapy such as reflexology massage has been shown to initiate an improvement in receptivity to touch as well as many of the other symptoms of autism.
Reflexology for Parents is a program designed to teach reflexology techniques to the parents of children with autism, autistic spectrum disorders, learning difficulties, and neurological impairment. Reflexology for Parents teaches parents how to apply reflexology techniques so they may contribute to an improvement in the child’s health and quality of life.
Paul Lamb is a Reflexologist and a Licensed Massage Therapist
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