Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder also known as ADHD is a common disorder in children and adolescents. According to the official ADD Resource Center, Around 6.4 million American children and teens have been diagnosed with ADHD.The symptoms of this disorder are inattentiveness, hyperactivity, impulsivity and usually result in problems such as not being able to function academically and/or socially at a normal standard. There are many medications that can be taken to help reduce levels of hyperactivity and anxiety but there are also some healthy alternatives that can treat it as well-massage being one of them!
Many people think of massage as mostly an adult activity, but studies have shown that this form of therapy can significantly aid children with ADHD. According to the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, “In a most recent study, ADHD adolescents who took ten massage treatment classes for two weeks rated themselves as more content than those in comparison who participated in recreation therapy. “ Their teachers also were said to have noticed less squirmy behavior and more attentiveness as well. It is also known that massage can help treat many depressive disorders, reduce nervousness and even sleep walking.
If you or anyone you know suffers from ADHD, try considering this safe and easy method as a non-medical alternative!