Pediatric Massage
Boise, ID

Massage therapy for healthy development in growing kids and teens

Owners, Gwen and Jason, with their children

Kids and teenagers benefit from massage too!

Children today carry a remarkable amount of stress that can affect their physical and emotional well-being. From the pressures of academic success to the impact of social media and time sitting in front of screens, we see more and more kids in Boise, ID experiencing anxiety, neck/back pain, headaches, and even trigger finger.

Pediatric massage therapy helps address these specific issues while supporting your child’s overall health and development.


Our pediatric massage therapists in Boise specialize in gentle, age-appropriate techniques that can help:

  • Alleviate Growing Pains
  • Reduce Anxiety
  • Improve Digestion
  • Relieve Constipation
  • Alleviate Muscular Tension
  • Improve Quality of Sleep
  • Promote Healthy Immune Function
  • Recover From Sports or General Injury
  • And more!

Customized massages for all ages

Our therapists work with you and your child to customize a massage session that’s just right for your kid.

Additionally, they provide holistic tools, such as breathing and stretches, to help your child deal with day-to-day anxiety and physical discomfort.

Age 14 and older

For kids 14 and older, we recommend a regular 60-minute therapeutic massage.

Age 6-13

For children under 14, sessions are generally 30-45 minutes with a parent or guardian present in the room during treatment.

Age 5 and under

For children under 5, one option is for them to come in with a parent receiving a massage and then receive a 15-minute session of their own afterward.

Please ask us about these options!

Massage supports your child’s unique developmental needs

Children and even teenagers are not simply “mini-adults.”

From infancy through adolescence, children undergo significant physical and emotional changes. Their bones, brain, muscles, connective tissues, and nervous system aren’t fully developed until the age of 25 – making them prone to certain injuries (such as joint dislocation) and emotional sensitivity.

Massage has shown numerous physical, emotional, psychological, and behavioral benefits for kids during these developmental years:

  • Support healthy nervous system development
  • Address tension patterns and fascial restrictions (early on)
  • Help prevent chronic musculoskeletal/postural issues
  • Improve Joint Mobility & Muscle Tone
  • Promote Deep Relaxation
  • Reduce Touch Hypersensitivity
  • Improve Focus & Attention Span
  • Improve Long-Term Emotional & Cognitive Development
  • Improve Body Image & Self-Esteem
  • And so much more!

Lymph Drainage Therapy is also a great option for kids and can be incorporated into any pediatric treatment session. It can help with allergies, skin irritations, headaches, frequent colds or sinus infections, and digestive issues.

Our goal is to help protect the delicate years in your child’s growth (physically and emotionally) and hope to inspire a lifetime of healthy habits and practices.

Introducing your child to massage and self-care at an early age can help set the foundation for a healthy lifestyle.

Whole Being Team

Pediatric Massage


15 Minutes: $35
30 Minutes: $65
45 Minutes: $95


15 Minutes: $30
30 Minutes: $55
45 Minutes: $80

Take the first step towards a happier, healthier child.

Schedule an appointment and experience how pediatric massage therapy can support your child’s health and well-being.

“I traveled to Boise for my son’s wrestling tournament. He was tight and sore so I booked him a massage with Gwen at Whole Being Massage. He loved it and couldn’t stop talking about how great she was. My son did great at the tourney, lol. I scheduled one with her too. Honestly, it was one of the best I’ve ever had.”

Adam E

My daughter is 15 years old and has some back issues. Gwen has been absolutely amazing with her and listening to what she needs and wants worked on. There is no one I would trust more to massage my daughter!”

Tiffany B

Frequently Asked Questions

Adult vs Kids Or Teen Massage? What’s The Difference?

The main difference between adult and pediatric massage lies in the techniques used and the specific considerations taken for the age and developmental stage of the client. Pediatric massage is typically gentler, focuses on nurturing touch, and promotes relaxation.

Your therapist may also use play and other techniques to help your child feel comfortable and engaged during the session.

Pediatric massage therapists at Whole Being Massage in Boise are trained to adapt their techniques to your child’s unique physical and emotional needs. This may include shorter sessions, modified positioning, and specialized techniques to address specific conditions or concerns.

Is There An Age Requirement For Therapeutic Pediatric Massage?

Pediatric massage treatments at Whole Being Massage are specifically designed for ages 1 and older.

Will I Be In The Room While My Child Receives A Massage?

Yes. For children under the age of 14, we ask that a parent or guardian remain in the room during your child’s massage.

Can I Talk During My Child’s Massage Session?

Absolutely. We always encourage you to ask questions and communicate with us. We also want your child to feel excited about coming in for a massage, therefore, we tailor each pediatric session to create an inviting and engaging space your child feels comfortable in.

What Massage Therapists Offer Pediatric Massage Therapy?

Please refer to our pricing and details to see what therapists currently offer and are certified for children’s massage.

Self care to help you recover and enhance your health.