Pediatric Therapeutic Massage in Republic MO

Therapeutic Massage for Children in Republic, MO

Refuge Wellness is proud to offer pediatric therapeutic massage services right here in Republic, MO.

Whether you're child is recovering from an injury, dealing with chronic muscle tension, or simply seeking ways to feel their best, therapeutic massage can offer targeted solutions for your kid. Through techniques like myofascial release, trigger point therapy and deep tissue work, we address problem areas that can help relieve back pain, growing pains, sports injuries, and alleviate your child's discomfort.

In each session, your child will receive skilled hands-on care and guidance on self-care practices to complement their work with us. Our goal is to support clients holistically in managing physical and mental health challenges. Leave feeling revived in both body and mind, equipped with tools to maintain wellness long-term.

What is Pediatric Therapeutic Massage?

Pediatric therapeutic massage provides countless benefits for children's well-being and development. Unlike traditional adult massage, pediatric massage adapts techniques specifically for a child's needs, abilities, and comfort levels. Our licensed therapists are extensively trained to work with developing bodies in a nurturing manner.

Through gentle, playful strokes and the strategic use of engaging visual and auditory elements, we aim to relax both body and mind. Safety is always our top priority. Pediatric massage can help reduce stress, anxiety, and tension that can stem from daily life or specific health issues. Conditions like colic, headaches, muscle strains from growth or activity are common areas our services target.

In addition to physical relief, massage time also enhances the important bond between parent and child. Your little one will learn healthy ways to manage stress and relax their body. We strive to make the experience fun yet soothing. Our peaceful, child-friendly treatment rooms are designed with privacy and consent in mind. Your child's happiness and comfort is our number one focus during every session.

We encourage you to discuss your child's specific needs with us. Together, we can develop a customized plan to support overall health and development through therapeutic massage. Watching your child benefit from these specialized sessions is rewarding for parents as well.

Please contact us to learn more or schedule an appointment for your little one today!

Starting at $50

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.

Our approach:



Follow Up

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.

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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.

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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.

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Follow Up

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.

Contact Us

  • Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
  • 417-986-4995
  • 509 State Hwy 174, Republic, MO, 65738, USA

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.

Restart Your Wellness Journey by Scheduling Your Therapeutic Massage Today...