This sample is from a video that demonstrates some massage techniques for kids. A professional masseur or even a knowledgeable adult can do a better job, of course, but kids can enjoy massaging each other and reap some of the same benefits of a professional adult massage, as well as comforting a sibling or friend who is stressed or overly excited.
It's well-known that stress reduction modulates the immune system, which in turn increases our resistance to infection and possibly prevents auto-immune dysfunction.
Buddy massage, in particular, is also conducive to interpersonal cooperation, and social integration, and with adult supervision buddy massage cultivates mutual respect and friendship. There is insufficient research to definitively confirm the benefits of massage, but according to the Mayo Clinic massage may aid in treating headaches, mood disturbances, insomnia and minor sports injuries.
There are two girls and two boys in the video, aged five, eight, nine and ten. The two younger children being massaged are nude, as is normal during massage for skin-to-skin contact, but since this video is public their genital areas are covered and hidden from the camera. Family nudity is beautiful, but modesty is appropriate in public.
The narration describes the importance of appropriate hygiene and mutual consent, as well as parental consent, and explains the easy techniques and relaxing pleasure of a massage done properly.
The full video is only available as a free gift after you purchase the short eBook "Real Child Safety 2nd Edition." and then answer a questionnaire to prove you read it and show you don't have prurient interests. (Your personal data are not required.) All profits from the sale of "Real Child Safety" will go the Foundation for Research and Education on Child Safety: FRECS.org
Nothing in the video or eBook should be misunderstood or misrepresented as an endorsement or encouragement to any individuals or groups to violate any laws or conventional moral conduct. Children should always be safe and protected from any kind of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse.
Background music "Cerebral Serenity" copyright © Joe Pignato. Used by permission. Video portrait of the photographer by Giuseppe Namio. All other content copyright © 2014 Frank Adamo.