New life is heartwarming, beautiful and unique.
The first days, weeks and months bring so much change, so many firsts and so many visitors!
Baby massage is a wonderful way to bond with your baby and bring some calm to your routine. Through your reassuring and loving touch you can encourage movement and development and soothe a range of newborn niggles. Massage has a range of benefits for both mum and baby and it is a lovely way to involve your partner or family in the bonding process, particularly if you have other children. Alternatively, some parents feel baby massage is a way to dedicate time to their new arrival away from the demands of older children and a hectic family routine.
Psychological and physiological benefits of baby massage for baby:
dedicated bonding time with their parent(s) - especially important if there are other children in the household.
makes baby feel loved, safe and secure.
encourages alertness and coordination, broadens range of movement and improves flexibility and strength.
stimulates brain development and encourages communication skills.
soothes and reassures at fractious times.
induces more restful sleep.
targets symptoms of colic including tummy discomfort, excess / trapped wind and constipation.
supports and strengthens the digestive system.
stimulates circulation, the immune and the lymphatic systems, improving body function and removing waste.
ONE TO ONE SESSIONS
I currently offer one to one sessions for baby massage which can take place in the comfort of your own home or in my home therapy room.
They provide a more intimate bonding experience and opportunity to include a partner, other children or family members and are a great way to encourage confidence handling the baby.
Older children can receive and learn techniques themselves, which can be a great way to nurture the sibling bond and ease any jealous tendencies.
Bonding is important for all family members.