What is an infant massage?
The ancient art of infant massage has been practiced for centuries by cultures around the world and is one of the earliest stimuli a parent can provide for their infant.
By using simple massage strokes, you can enhance your role as a parent and provide the right type of stimuli to promote optimal development. You and your baby will experience many benefits from infant massage during a child’s first year and for years to come.
Learning from someone who is certified in infant massage therapy is key to learn the most to benefit your child:
Promoting social, emotional and cognitive development
Helping a baby relax and release tensions of daily stimuli
Decreasing irritability and excessive crying
Reducing gas, colic and intestinal difficulties
Regulating behavioral states and promoting sleep
Strengthening and regulating primary systems (i.e., respiratory, circulatory, nervous, musculature, digestive and endocrine)
There are also benefits for parents and the development of parenting skills. The act of massaging an infant helps:
Promote better understanding of infant cues
Enhance communication and emotional ties
Increase confidence and handling skills
Provide quality one-on-one interaction
Encourage parents to unwind, relax, and listen to their baby
1 Hour Appointment
Age 2 weeks to 1 year
Each appointment will start off with a consultation of your baby's current heath and concerns you as their caretaker have. A warm bath will be provided to relax your child as well as to show the parent how to incorporate massage into your baby's routine. A full body massage with instructions on how to safely preform each movement and what the movement is used for. Ending the appointment with a relaxed sleepy baby ready for a feed and closing with any additional questions.