Massage Therapy

Pop.Earth is pleased to announce that we are now ISS approved for massage therapy. What is ISS?
“Independent Support Services’ (ISS) model is to facilitate the service delivery of person centered, self-directed and individualized supports. We encourage and support the growth of this service model by providing Fiscal Management Services to New York OPWDD’s Consolidated Supports and Services model. Our Long Island office also provides Start-Up and Support Broker services to support our mission. We offer Medicaid Service Coordination that provides case management services in Sullivan County. We do not provide direct service to avoid a conflict of interest. Our services are about the person first and foremost. ” You can sign up your loved one with special needs at

The safe, nurturing touch of massage therapy, along with regular sensory integration, is beneficial in reducing inattentiveness, touch aversion and withdrawal.

Research has demonstrated that this type of intervention may promote more on-task and social relatedness behavior during play, they show less erratic behavior, and are more attentive after receiving massage therapy.

Our half hour to one hour sessions are not only beneficial to the children but, also their parents. We show parents simple touch therapy routines they can do at home to calm their child before bed or when they experience anxiety.

Best of all, parents can observe and copy the easier techniques used in these classes for use at home.


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