Benefits of Baby Massage
Infant massage is an ancient, beautiful and enjoyable art, which
encourages learning about you, your baby and their needs. Benefits of baby
massage and loving, positive touch include:
- Colic relief
- Wind and constipation relief
- Improves baby's sleeping patterns
- Helps with Post Natal Depression
- Stimulates weight gain and growth in premature infants
- Nurtures bonding between parent and baby
- Instils confidence in parents handling of baby
- Relaxes both parent and baby
- Aids Digestion
- Stimulates circulation
- Improves skin condition
- Increases muscle tone
Baby Massage is also very beneficial to premature and special needs babies benefiting not only physical needs
but facilitating a deeper understanding and connection with their parents and caregivers. For more information click here.
Dads really benefit from learning infant massage; helping them
to connect and interact with their child on a deeper level than day-to-day contact may allow. Fathers are always welcome in classes and special Daddy's classes are held, if requested.
For more information on these classes please contact us.
Bonding with Baby
Bonding has been defined as a "unique relationship between
two people that is specific and endures through time".
*Bonding is : love, security, connection, acceptance, peace, caring,
happiness, interaction, empathy, unity, warmth, joy, communication
*Bonding may be experienced through eye contact, touch, smell,
taste and listening.
Touch is a very powerful element in human bonding, as are communication,
both verbal and non-verbal, and prolonged eye contact. Infant massage
encompasses and supports all these vital aspects of bonding. Delayed
bonding may occur due to situations such as premature birth, recovery
from caesarean, medical complications, adoption, lack of physical
and emotional support and post natal depression. In these cases
Infant Massage can begin to recreate the elements of bonding.
*All classes now incorporate baby yoga, which complements infant massage, offers quality physical stimulation including flowing postures, holding, movement, touch, voice and deep relaxation. It induces a happy, care-free and lively parent-infant interaction which develops as the babies grow.