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Yes, this is an interesting question. Studies using functional MRIs and other technologies are beginning to unlock the ways that touch and compassion impact the child's brain. There are theories that look at vagal nerve stimulation as a possible mechanism of action for therapeutic massage. Still so much to be learned in this arena! We are finding that the power of healing trauma in medical settings is so great that doctors, nurses and others are referring to our services outside of the hospital setting - helping to expand the reach of integrative pediatric medicine in our community. Thanks for your comment.

We have considered the role and impact that this body of work could have in K-12 education and have looked towards creating school based curricula in the future. Many thanks!