Baby Massage – encourage your baby’s development through massage
Babies simply love to be touched. In fact, they thrive on it.
Not only is it a critical part of growth and development, the loving skin-to-skin contact strengthens the bond between you and your baby, and helps relax both parent and baby.
- The right time to massage and when not to massage;
- The psychology behind asking baby’s permission to massage;
- Areas to avoid at the beginning of a massage;
- Choosing the right massage oil for baby;
- Learn how to recognise baby’s cues and ‘time out’ signals to avoid overstimulation; and much more.
Studies have shown that massaging a baby can reduce crying and fussiness, and help induce a peaceful sleep. It can alleviate common problems like reflux, colic and constipation. Regular baby massage can also boost a baby’s immune system, relieve sinus and chest congestion, stimulate the circulatory system, and enhance cognitive and motor development.
Gentle baby massage has been shown to help premature newborns gain weight and come home sooner. Nurturing touch is actually critical for promoting optimal growth and development of the newborn. There are benefits for mothers with postnatal depression as well, with massage being shown to improve bonding at this difficult time.
HOLISTIC HEALING CENTRE GIFT CERTIFICATES
Think outside the box when it comes to a unique baby present that both mother and baby will love! Give the gift of massage with a Baby Massage Gift Certificate from the Holistic Healing Centre.