Over the past eighteen years of my practice, I’ve been immersed in motherhood. Helping women to get pregnant, preparing the womb for pregnancy, post-partum healing abdominal massage as therapy for new mothers, and often, treating the babies and children of mothers who faced health challenges. I want to talk about children who are healing with the power of their mothers (fathers, I know you’re there, too, but today I want to talk about moms). It is impossible not to develop radical empathy for mother and child, for when the child suffers, mother is often feeling it tenfold.
I’ve worked on kids with difficult issues including digestive discomfort, constipation, bed-wetting and anxiety. And there are some persistent and serious health issues such as epileptic seizures, autism and Asperger’s. When I work on kids that are dealing with these issues, I have witnessed beneficial gains in their health, well-being, confidence. For example, with autism and Asperger’s, the treatment improves a sense of self— an autonomy is given which provides the child with an internal awareness of space and self. The external world then becomes safer; they discover a sense of comfort and security. Children experiencing seizures can experience longer periods of relief between seizure episodes. For example, I’ve worked on children experiencing daily seizures who then had them once a week, then every several weeks, then even months between. This is transformative for not only the child, but the entire family!
My approach with children is to show the parents the protocol of touch so that it is not so dependent upon my sessions for the child’s healing process. The power of touch is in all our hands. As I administer a session, I’ll have the parents come in to watch and to work alongside me until they understand it, which usually happens within one 30/50 minute observation/treatment.
And during these treatments, I’ve witnessed something beautiful: a congruency between mother and child, a level of ease and comfort received by the child that allows him or her to go to the most peaceful and restful state—an automatic transmission. It is so rich, so deep, so complete, that I can only pin it to the indescribably mystical and powerful thing that arrived since the moment mother found out there was a life within her—love.
The baby, child, tween, teen and even some young adults that I’ve had the privilege to work on, go into a state of healing slumber that can be hard to pull them out of, for there is a serenity. This deepest healing allows the body to repair and recalibrates the organ functions and other systems. It also rewires the brain for the multitude of functions it performs.
A wonderful article about the bond of mother and child, “Groundbreaking new parenting research shows that a strong emotional attachment between and mother and her baby may help prevent diseases, boot immunity, and enhance a child’s IQ”
Have you seen this beautiful video of a mother and father that loved their stillborn twin back to life? The miracle here, the mother’s intuition to hold the baby. Amazing!
Hope all of you had a most heart-warming Mother’s Day!
Much love, -Jada
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Transformational Abdominal Massage
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