Let's start by mentioning that I do not have any credentials as a masseuse. These massages are a part of my you tube research or my therapists advising me. I also took Kyra for professional therapeutic massages but that turned out to be really expensive. There might be few things here and there that I might be doing wrong, if so kindly mention it to me. I would appreciate it.
Having said that, these massages seem to help a lot for spastic muscles. Kyra is terrible sleeper and has to take melatonin to sleep, but with these massages and essential oils I am able to cut her melatonin intake quite a lot. Below in the video I show how we start our massages, keep the audio on as I constantly talk through it. I also show moves for shoulder mobility, wrist mobility and hip mobility.
I use combination of essential oils for Kyra. I have tried various companies of essential oils, as you all might know it can get very expensive very quickly. I have now settled with Plant therapy for my essential oils. So far I have no complaints. The carrier oil I use is cold pressed Coconut oil.
The oils I use are :
Lavender oil for its ability to calm and relax and also relieves pain and inflammation, promotes good sleep
Eucalyptus oil has a cooling effect on muscles and reduces pain
Peppermint oil contains menthol, which has a cooling effect on sore, achy muscles. It also has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Sandalwood oil alleviates muscle spasms, tension, promotes mental clarity, helps in sleep
Clary sage oil alleviates muscle tension and spasms while promoting relaxation and better sleep.
How to make blend
Half cup Carrier oil - coconut oil
10 drops of lavender oil
5 drops of eucalyptus oil
5 drops of peppermint oil
5 drops of sandalwood oil
5 drops of clary sage oil
Mix them together and store them in air tight glass container away from sunlight.
These massages are good for any child having a little growth spurt pain, or has sore muscles due to sports or being over active child. I am doing these massages to relax Kyra's spastic muscles.
We do these massages at night, low lighting, some incense burning, and zen music in background. She usually sleeps on the table itself some days.