|Written by Roseanne Pratt|
Massage is therapeutic and beneficial to children who suffer from ADHD or (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.) Children benefit from the positive touch received during a massage. Massaging is a simple and noninvasive to a child by massaging hands, feet and head.
1. With a small amount of oil or lotion begin rubbing the child's hands. In small circular motions gently rub over palms and the back of the hands gently rolling the fingers with your own fingers. Repeat the steps for five minutes.
2. With a small amount of lotion begin rubbing the child's feet. Make small circular motions on the bottom and top of the feet rolling the toes with your fingers. Most children have ticklish feet so this step may need to be skipped. Repeat for at least five minutes per foot.
3. Move on to the head by making small circles on their scalp as if rubbing in shampoo or conditioner. Continue down the back of the head until all of the scalp has been massaged. Then do gentle circles over the temples by lightly pressing down.
Tips: Make sure your child is comfortable before trying any postive activity.