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Pediatric massage can be treatment for specific conditions in a hospital setting or treatment of children for general health and wellness. Children's bodies are still developing. Many of the body’s tissues and systems are still developing especially during early childhood. Working with children also requires a higher awareness and sensitivity in communication. Some therapists limit their pediatric practice to children above a certain age. Studies have shown benefits associated with pediatric massage include reduction in some forms of anxiety. Pediatric therapists have training in the difference between adult and pediatric tissue and its reaction to massage.

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