Why TCM Massage is good for your little one

Why TCM Massage is good for your little one

Physician Siah Wai Keat tells us why TCM Paediatric Massage is good for your little one and how it can help him overcome health problems such as constipation, myopia and poor appetite. Read on to find out more.

There are many ways for us parents to support the overall well-being of our children right from the very beginning.

One way that we can contribute to the physical wellness of our little ones is through Paediatric Massage, also known as Xiao Er Tui Na. Xiao Er Tui Na is an ancient technique which involves the stimulation of unique acupoints to regulate energy flow within meridians and internal organs.

This stimulation of the acupoints can help treat a wide array of diseases, ranging from common cold and cough to indigestion and insomnia. Paediatric Massage is safe, convenient, yet highly effective.

How does Paediatric Massage work?

TCM Paediatric Massage uses simple techniques that emphasize on speed, strength and immunity to either build up the child’s natural immunity or to purge out pathogenic factors when the child is sick.

The results of this treatment can be significant even without Chinese medicine. As Paediatric Massage employs gentle strokes, it is therapeutic and easily acceptable by children. Strength and frequency of the massage are varied according to the age and severity of the child’s symptoms.

Modern research also shows that massage can improve the autonomic nerve activities in the cerebral cortex and increase secretion of digestive juices and enzymes, thus regulating the body enzymes activity and improving the small intestine absorption.

Baby Massage

Who is Paediatric Massage suitable for?

  • Babies above 6 months old
  • Toddlers
  • Children below 12 years

What does Paediatric Massage Involve?

Manipulation techniques:

  • Pushing
  • Kneading
  • Grasping
  • Pinching
  • Pounding
  • Pressing
  • Rotating


  • Strength
  • Time
  • Frequency
  • Direction

What are some of the conditions that Paediatric Massage can help with?

  • Constipation
  • Common cough and cold
  • Sinus
  • Poor appetite
  • Eye fatigue/myopia

What are the benefits of Paediatric Massage for my children?

  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Improves sleep patterns
  • Relieves colic, constipation and wind
  • Improves motor development and muscle tone
  • Facilitates food digestion and absorption
  • Enhances physical and mental growth & development
  • Relieves tired eyes


This article has been written by Physician Siah Wai Keat, who practises at Thomson Chinese Medicine.

She can be found at:


101 Thomson Road #02-08A
Singapore 307591
T: 6354 3981
E: [email protected]

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