Relaxed Baby

Baby Massage

Baby Yoga

What is Baby Massage?
Baby massage has been a longstanding parenting tradition in many cultures, such as in India and Africa and has been introduced to the western world during the last 30 years, gaining in popularity in the UK since the late 1990's.

Baby massage is when a parent lovingly strokes or holds their baby. Using a high quality, unfragranced vegetable oil, soothing holds and rhythmic strokes are given on each area of baby's body following a sequence which has been developed over many years.

Massage offers a wonderful opportunity to experience a special time to communicate both verbally and non-verbally with babies so that they feel loved, valued and respected.

Benefits

The benefits of Baby Massage fall into four main areas, these are:
• Interaction
• Relaxation
• Relief
• Stimulation

Interaction

Baby Massage can strengthen parent-baby interaction and bonding:
• Support feelings of secure attachment for your baby
• Help your baby feel more loved and respected
• Develop communication between you and your baby
• Develop pre-verbal language skills
• Promote facial & emotional recognition and imitation (essential for social skills)

Relaxation

Baby Massage can help with relaxation for both parent and baby. It can:
• Encourage a deeper and longer sleep
• Improve the baby's ability to self-calm/ self-regulation)
• Reduce stress hormones and increase levels of relaxation hormones

Relief

Baby Massage can provide relief for:
• Wind, colic and constipation
• Teething discomfort
• Touch sensitivity
• Some skin conditions such as eczema

Studies have shown that infant massage reduces post-natal depression. Studies from around the world have shown that massage can reduce abuse, aggression and violence.

Stimulation

Baby Massage can stimulate:
• Circulatory and digestive systems
• Co-ordination, balance and flexibility
• Learning and concentration
• Increase parental confidence
Baby Yoga

Contact Info

Telephone
01924 278 461
Mobile
07956 266 144
Email
International Association of Infant Massage
Anne Marie Barnes : Birthlight Teacher
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