Infant Massage

Being a new mom can sometimes feel like an endless cycle of feeding baby, changing baby's nappy, constantly giving of yourself, and quite often, feeling as if you're not getting anything back in return.

Could you think of anything better than being in a quiet, warm room, just you and your baby, gazing into each other’s eyes, chatting and getting to know each other in the most intimate of ways... through loving touch. Infant massage is one of the most natural and pleasant methods of providing early nurturing contact and loving touch to a new baby and has been confirmed, through research, to be the most powerful element in human bonding.

Infant Massage

Frederick Leboyer once wrote that, "Being touched and caressed, being massaged, is food for the infant; food as necessary as minerals, vitamins, and proteins. Deprived of this food, the name of which is love, babies would rather die. And often they do."

The importance of nurturing touch as well as a secure, loving environment is well documented in it aids in the healthy growth and maturation of children. These studies have also shown the many developmental benefits of positive contact as part of a baby’s early life. By mastering the skills of infant massage parents can enhance the bond with their baby allowing them the endless benefits of skin stimulation.

Massaging Your Baby

  • Provides an opportunity for close bonding between mother and baby
  • Creates an important emotional link that will continue throughout life
  • Promotes relaxation and better sleep
  • Makes baby feel loved and secure in her environment
  • Facilitates body awareness
  • Boosts immune system
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Improves skin condition and blood circulation
  • Relieves colic
  • Relieves chest and nasal congestion
  • Relieves teething pains
  • Helps build baby’s self esteem
  • Helps you learn about your baby’s needs and desires
  • Relaxes and calms parents
  • Gives parents a greater sense of confidence
  • Reduces post-natal depression
  • Encourages love, trust and intimacy between parents and their baby
  • Group classes offer support for mothers and caregivers
  • Substantial physical and emotional benefits for special needs children
International Association of Infant Massage

We are a proud member of the International Association of Infant Massage. Promoting nurturing touch and communication through training, education and research so parents, caregivers and children are loved, valued and respected throughout the world community.

 

 

Inspiring Quotes

" We speak of something being "touching", implying a close link between touch and the emotional reactions of the heart. It's more than a metaphor - our skin does speak to our hearts. And our hearts respond "

David Sobel, M.D., Healthy Pleasures

 

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