References and Resources
American Massage Therapy Association
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Why massage works
- Easing the Constant Pain
- Nurturing Touch
- Nothing to sneeze at…
Massage Today: An MPA Media Publication
- Working with Clients Who Have Cerebral Palsy
- Working with Clients who Have Spinal Cord Injuries
¹Franki, Inge, et al. "The Evidence-Base for Basic Physical Therapy Techniques Targeting Lower Limb Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review Using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health as a Conceptual Framework." Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 44.5 (2012): 385-395.
²Manella, Christine, and Deborah Backus. "Gait Characteristics, Range of Motion, and Spasticity Changes in Response to Massage in a Person with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury: Case Report." International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork 4.1 (2011): 28.
The following video is courtesy of the Exceptional Family TV. Zachary is a child with cerebral palsy who is receiving massage therapy from his mother, Renee, a certified massage therapist. The massage therapy helps to relax Zachary’s hypertonic muscle tone due to his cerebral palsy.