The therapeutic benefits of massage for babies include deeper sleep, development and regulation of the gastrointestinal tract and improved circulation and lymph flow.
Massage encourages the child’s breathing to become fuller and deeper and promotes faster weight gain from a good appetite and feeding.
Skin stimulation speeds the process of myelination (the conductive fatty sheath of a nerve fibre) of the brain and nervous system, thus improving brain-body communication and enhancing neural cell firing.
When the child becomes familiar with the techniques on certain areas of the body, such as the soles of the feet, anticipation can be seen. The parent can see cognitive development in progress. This is rewarding for the parent, they can see that their involvement with infant massage is stimulating their child’s learning and increasing synaptic connections.
PLEASE NOTE: Infant massage should not be performed,
*On a child who is unwell with an illness or fever, this includes the common cold
* Within 48 hours of an immunisation
*If your child appears to have hypersensitive skin or prone to allergies.
The oil used in Infant massage is NUT FREE.
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