Child Therapeutic Massage Services
We offer 30 & 60 Minute pediatric massage sessions tailored for your little one's specific needs right here at our Republic, MO clinic.
For issues like headaches, muscle strains or pain from conditions like arthritis, we perform therapeutic massage. Deeper strokes are used to alleviate discomfort.
Massage for Special Needs Children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders receive individualized massage to support regulation. Our therapists are trained in specialized techniques.
Craniosacral Therapy This light-touch modality evaluates and improves the function of a child’s craniosacral system to relieve headaches and other pressure-related issues.
Aromatherapy Calming essential oils are used during massage to further promote relaxation. Natural scents can soothe and center the mind.
All our services are provided in a safe, nurturing environment by therapists with extensive pediatric training. We want your child to not just feel better, but also learn healthy ways to manage stress through massage. Please contact us to discuss the best option for your child's specific needs.
Contact us today to see how we can customize your child's massage session for their individual circumstances and needs. See our additional massage services are intended to help you progress in your health, fitness, and wellness journey.
At Refuge Wellness, our approach to therapeutic massage prioritizes each client's unique wellness needs and goals. To fully understand how to support your journey, we follow a tried-and-true 3-step cornerstone process with every session.
Our massage therapists will take the time to learn about any areas causing pain or discomfort, your lifestyle and daily routines, wellness priorities, medical history and more. This personalized intake provides invaluable insights into tailoring your treatment.
Armed with information from the assessment, our individualized treatment directly addresses your specific concerns. Whether alleviating chronic tension, recovering from an injury or simply promoting relaxation, techniques are carefully chosen and modified based on your feedback to achieve the best results.
No session at Refuge Wellness is complete without follow up to ensure your continued progress. Post-massage, your therapist will provide guidance to complement in-office work and check-in on how you're feeling. Follow up appointments are also scheduled to support your wellness goals long-term.
Meet Your Therapist:
Katie; PT, DPT, LMT
Katie, our primary massage therapist, Katie, has experience within the context of both medical and massage backgrounds. She holds credentials as a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT).
Katie strives to be the best massage therapist in Republic, MO. She saw a need for more accessible wellness healthcare and founded Refuge Wellness as a means to help people progress through a wellness path.
Her background in medical massage therapy allows for a unique, specialized approach in guiding people through a health and wellness journey centered around mobility, performance, athleticism, and functional movements of everyday life. Thus, Katie's greatest strengths reside in sports massage, mobility education, and injury prevention.