Benefits of Reflexology on Children with Special Ed Needs
Reflexology has been shown to benefit children with a variety of special educational needs.
It can help:
Reduce stress & anxiety
Reduce insomnia and improve sleep patterns
Reduce OCD & IBS/Digestive disorders
Improve sensitivity to touch & sound
Help improve self esteem & confidence
Help capacity to learn by improving attention span & concentration
Improve speech, social interaction & communication
I have treated a number of children with special educational needs, (particularly with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Global Development Delay, ADHD and digestional issues), observing many of the benefits listed above. A treatment plan can be developed around the childs needs to ensure they are as relaxed as possible. Treatments can be conducted in my treatment room, in their own home or at school.
I have worked for a number of years in local special educational need schools that cater for children on the Autisitc Spectrum and with ADHD.
“My 8 year old son is a child with special needs. He was on medication daily for constipation for three years. Just after the first treatment with Becky he has been going daily and continued the same during the treatments. He is drinking and eating more. He seems more supportive of his daily routine, instead of needing to tell him several times. He is relaxed and happier than before. Becky is a caring and professional therapist and all the treatments were conducted in a very quite private consulting room”
"My son is 7 years old and has Aspergers. Prior to treatment he was extremely anxious & withdrawn. He was finding the class environment difficult, spending nearly 100% out of class with a teaching assistent. Since regular reflexology sessions his anxious levels have dropped dramatically resulting in him being able to cope at school better. He is now nearly 100% involved in class activities. He is behaving much better at home & at school and smiling more. I feel like I have my little boy back"
“My 8 year old son is autistic and hyperactive. He regularly goes to bed past 12pm and gets up in excess of three times a night. After the first Reflexology treatment from Becky he slept through the night for the first time ever and the effects lasts for a further 4 nights. The school even commented on a positive change in behaviour. Amazing! ”