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Benefits of Baby Massage

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Baby Massage offers you a wonderful opportunity to bond with your child and offers many benefits for both your baby and the parents.

Matthias Babymassage 8June09 (13)

What is “bonding”?

  • Love
  • Security
  • Connection
  • Acceptance
  • Communication
  • Joy
  • Unity
  • Warmth
  • Caring
  • Happiness
  • Peace
  • Familiarity

 

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Learning the techniques of infant massage allow you to sustain a regular connection with your infant/baby/child, where you spend quality time together, a special time fostering love, compassion and care for each other.

 

 

Evidence shows that loving, touching, nurturing contact between parents and baby has a positive impact on the infant’s development, health and wellbeing. Some examples are:

  • Promotes relaxation and helps babies self-regulate calm, which reduces crying
  • Enhances immune system function
  • Improves overall functioning of the gastrointestinal trac
  • Helps with congestion, gas, and colic
  • Helps to improve pain management; Can relieve discomfort in teething

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Your baby is ready to be massaged when it is

  • 3-4 pounds minimum
  • at least 32 week gestation age
  • Medically stable
  • If premature or ill, only healing touch is recommended

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to learn more about our baby massage courses.

 

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