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Body Work and Massage Therapy Techniques – Over 180 Modalities

Once thought of as an alternative therapy or a harbinger of relaxation, massage therapy is now recognized for its unique medical benefits. For people with motor impairments or spasticity, massage therapy has been proven to help reduce pain and stiffness by relaxing tired muscles. Massage rubs away discomfort and brings about a greater sense of peace and harmony.


What are the different types of massage?

Massage techniques vary by person and by nee. They use differing techniques, varying levels of pressure, changing focus areas, and expressed desired outcomes. Massage therapists usually specialize in certain types of massage, and massage salons usually list and explain their offerings.

There are over 180 modalities, including some of the bodywork and massage techniques listed below:


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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can be a welcome respite – complete with clinically proven, wide-ranging. Massage therapy is manipulation of soft body tissues applied in a painless and comforting way to treat, heal and balance the mind, body and soul. Massage is deemed a complement to conventional medicine used primarily for well-being, comfort, pleasure, healing, relaxation and pain relief.

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Therapy for Cerebral Palsy

A person’s ability to transcend his or her physical limits is in no small part due to the kinds of therapies that are used to fine-tune his or her abilities. Therapy fosters functionality, mobility, fitness, and independence. The types of therapies vary based on a person’s unique needs, type of cerebral palsy, extent of impairment and associative conditions. Therapy can also help parents and caregivers.

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    The Journey: Managing cerebral palsy

    There’s an old adage that knowledge is power. This is certainly a truism, but something a parent may not consider – knowledge can be a source of comfort. When a child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, there’s an immense amount of information parents must absorb. The first among these is to have a clear understanding of a child’s condition which aides in coordinating care, applying for government assistance, seeking early intervention, and obtaining support.
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    Treatment for cerebral palsy

    Treating cerebral palsy is almost as complex as the condition is, and there’s no cookie-cutter approach because each individual is affected differently. Although the brain injury that causes cerebral palsy cannot be healed, the resulting physical impairment can be managed with a wide range of treatments and therapies. Although there is no universal protocol developed for all cases, a person’s form of cerebral palsy, extent of impairment, and severity level help to determine care.
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    Care plan for cerebral palsy

    A comprehensive plan of care is one that addresses all of a child’s needs, from the physical to the psychological. However, the individual components of a care plan need to be flexible to address the growth, progress, setbacks, and changes a child will experience from infancy to adulthood.
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The Journey

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The Cerebral Palsy Journey: What stage of the journey are you in?

The birth of a child represents a new journey that parents are eager to embrace. Some journeys, however, can lead us in directions we never imagined. When a parent receives their child’s diagnosis of cerebral palsy, a parent’s vision of the future changes, and they must learn to cope with circumstances they were unprepared for. The journey has its fair share of challenges and tough moments. But, it also has a basketful of rewards and accomplishments.

Sometimes, not knowing where the path may lead can be intimidating. But there are always signposts on the road. For you and your child, it may be as simple as embracing a new adventure filled with self-discovery. Come join us - we'll do this together!
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Inspiration

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Get Inspired!

The most potent experiences in life are those that inspire us. In both simple actions and grand gestures, we can find the inspiration that keeps our eyes open to radical new possibilities. From a child’s first, tentative step to the mastery of an activity or a profession, inspiration can be found in every minute of every day.

Every child’s story – and that of his or her family – is a tale of mythic proportions with obstacles and achievements and problems and solutions. Here, we’ve collected narratives that exemplify the complex and rewarding journey that parents and children with cerebral palsy have embarked on. These are tales of hope, supercharged.
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Resources

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Get started with government resources and community support

The most potent experiences in life are those that inspire us. In both simple actions and grand gestures, we can find the inspiration that keeps our eyes open to radical new possibilities. From a child’s first, tentative step to the mastery of an activity or a profession, inspiration can be found in every minute of every day.

The goal of government assistance, community support and funding, and resources and information are to provide individuals in need with the type of assistance that can optimize their ability to function as independently as possible while providing basic human needs and quality of life. Assistance comes in many forms. It can come from an individual, assistive technology, an organization, the government, or a service animal.

Cerebral palsy can be expensive to families that are touched by cerebral palsy, especially if they lack adequate insurance coverage, access to health care services, or have a limited ability to earn sufficient income. Although options are available, the challenge seems to be in finding available programs, understanding eligibility guidelines, and knowing when and how to apply.

Let MyChild™ help you to find the resources and support you need and your child deserves. Call us today, at and we will help you to locate resources that can help you meet your current and future needs.
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Support

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MyChild™ Call
Center Assistance

Do you have questions about anything related to a child’s cerebral palsy? Our call center representatives have the answer. From simple questions about how to apply for government aid to finding ways to enhance a child’s quality of life or education, MyChild™’s team is available to provide much-needed information, and support.
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