Benefits of massage therapy, tuina and shiatsu for kids


Shiatsu & Acupressure

Massage therapy when combined with Chinese medical massage (tuina) and Japanese bodywork shiatsu makes for a powerful healing modality that can help kids of all ages with a wide range of medical conditions. Children generally love massage and respond almost immediately, feeling more relaxed in their bodies, and more emotionally balanced.

The method

Katya’s pediatric massage is a mix of Swedish massage, craniosacral therapy, tuina, shiatsu, cupping therapy, and acupressure. Each treatment plan is individually tailored to each child’s ailments and needs.


Craniosacral Therapy

Conditions treated

Autism spectrum disorder
Musculo-skeletal tension and pain
Digestive disorders
Poor sleep
Bad grades, annoying siblings, grumpy parents 😉


Cupping Therapy

Treatment plans, rates & special pricing

All children need a 45-minute long initial appointment when coming in for the first time. Kids ages 1-10 usually need a 20-minute long session, kids ages 11-15 require a 30-minute treatment, older children can schedule longer sessions under regular Massage Therapy category.


These links are clickable & bookable online:
45-minute initial pediatric massage visit ($90.00)
30-minute pediatric follow-up visit ($60.00)
20-minute pediatric follow-up visit ($40.00)

General treatment plans

General wellness: 1 session per week for 4 weeks, 2 courses per year.
Stress & anxiety: 1 session per week for 3-5 weeks, 2-3 courses per year.
Musculo-skeletal pain: 1-2 sessions
Asthma: a course of 4 treatments every winter, spring, and summer.
Headaches: 5 treatments, once a week.

Special pricing
After 5 treatments – get 1 for free!

Special pricing applies to 6 successive weekly treatments.

Location & scheduling

103 Kenrick Street
Boston, MA 02135
Tel. (617) 855-5852

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