"Every child, no matter the age, should be massaged at bedtime on a regular basis.” So says Tiffany Field, PhD, of the Touch Research Institute (TRI) in Miami, Florida. Field and her associates at TRI have worked diligently over the past decade to prove the benefits of massage for children. But this is not a new concept. Infant massage has long been a common practice in many cultures. Many indigenous tribes use some form of bodywork to soothe, relax, and heal their little ones, sometimes including scented oils and herbal remedies as part of the experience.
Eating disorders cross every ethnic, gender and age line and are increasing at an alarming rate. Whether by refusing to eat (anorexia nervosa) or binging and purging (bulimia nervosa), the victims deliberately deny their bodies of nutrition and deprive their souls of self-worth. Take a look at the statistics.