The Benefits of Baby Massage
The four main areas of benefit are:-
- Relaxing - a calm, quiet time to enjoy together.
Helps regulate sleep patterns.
- Stimulating - stimulates the various systems
and senses of the baby.
- Pain relief - helps to release tension within
baby's muscles and can help with wind, teething
- Interaction - understanding baby's cues and
communicating on a deeper level with baby through
The most import aspect of touch is the fact that
messages and the meaning of them can be conveyed
more powerfully between two people, than when spoken.
Touch is a basic human need; reaching out to someone
in distress or to someone we love is a natural response.
It is a powerful language and a fundamental need
of the human psyche. Babies who are constantly touched
and caressed lovingly are the ones who will thrive
the most. The soothing touch that your baby receives
from its parents convey feelings of love, security,
safety and deep bonding.
Massage is one of the oldest methods of touch and
combining this powerful sense with the sense of
smell can have a dramatic effect on both the baby
and parent. The feeling of your hands gliding over
their skin brings your baby comforting, and relaxing
Week 1 - Introducing massage to babies
Week 2 - Legs, tummy, colic routine
Week 3 - Legs, chest, arms, tummy
Week 4 - Legs, face, tummy, chest, arms
Week 5 - Legs, tummy, chest, arms, face, back
Over the five weeks we will also have discussions
about areas of baby care and parenting that will
be of interest to you.
The course of five sessions is just £30 per
family which includes oil and handouts showing all
the strokes you will be shown.
Would you like to be able to communicate
with and understand your baby better?
You can through infant massage!