What is Infant Massage:
The ancient tradition of infant massage is becoming part of daily life for families around the world today. Infant massage involves interpreting and responding to an infants body language, enabling infants to successfully communicate their need for, or their rejection of touch. Infant massage empowers parents and care givers through confidence and peace of mind – knowing that they themselves can do something that is of great benefit for their child. By giving a daily massage you are not only telling your baby you love them but you are also showing them they are loved and respected mentally, physically and emotionally.
Parents/Caregivers and Grandparents also benefit from providing massage. Research has shown that adults who provide massage to infants experience less anxiety, fewer depressive symptoms, improved mood, pulse decreases and improves self-esteem, and also a closer bond with their baby.
- Reduces Crying Time
- Improves sleep and regulates sleep patterns
- Ideal for pre-term infants
- Improves wind, colic, constipation and reflux
- Boosts Immune System
- Reduces stress hormone levels in children and parents
- Reduces symptoms of Eczema
- Enhances Coordination
- Relieves sinus and chest congestion
- Enhances emotions and improves mood
It makes sense, really! A newborns strongest desire is to be near their parents and feel that
connection and love. Baby massage is a perfect way to relax and calm your baby, an
effective means to relieve some common aliments, and perfect opportunity to Bond during an
often tiresome journey!
Laurel will be holding 4 week courses for parents to learn Massage techniques and take home.They will be held at the Robina community centre and more details can be found on her website