Benefits for Parents
Feel closer to your baby
Understand your baby's behavior, crying and body language
Strengthen baby-parent communication
Boost self esteem and parenting confidence
Relaxing effects of giving your baby a massage
Meet other parents for friendship and support
Benefits for Babies
Installs love, compassion and respect
Improves general well being
Helps with gas, constipation and colic
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Through applying specific strokes and techniques, baby massage aims to relax you and your baby, whilst building upon and strengthening your bond. We recognize four main categories of benefits for baby massage:
Interaction, Stimulation, Relief and Relaxation
Promotion of bonding and secure attachment. Bonding and attachment is important for humans and we create the beginnings of our relationship with our children which will last us a life time. Bonding is a process, which will grow over time and constantly develop. Baby massage supports this process by providing you with a delightful opportunity to bond with your baby through loving touch, precious one-on-one time, meaningful eye contact and affection.
Verbal and non verbal communication. We know that your baby is an individual with his/her own needs, likes and dislikes. During the course you will discuss your babies means of communication and 'cues'. This will provide you with the tools to identify what your baby is telling you. The course will also positively stimulate your baby's physical and neurological systems, including those associated with pre-language, speech and fine motor skills.
Communicating love - You will learn the rhythmic strokes which assist building the bonds of trust which are critical for future development. Hormones are released through the skin to skin contact, encouraging loving, caring and empathetic behaviour.
Baby Massage can stimulate your baby's internal systems and aid their neurological and physical development. Some of the internal systems this may help include: the circulatory system, the digestive system. releasing positive hormones, the immune system, the lymphatic system, muscular development and tone, growth and mind and body awareness.
Baby Massage can help with many baby ailments which are known to cause anxiety or stress for parent and baby alike. Baby Massage can help to alleviate many of the symptoms and pains associated with:
Gas and colic symptoms, constipation, digestive pains, growing pains, muscular tension, teething discomfort, mucus congestion and sensitivity to touch.
Can help both babies and parents to become more relaxed at home and less stressed. Many parents feel massage can help with:
Sleeping patterns, relaxation of behaviour, being calm and the ability to self calm, reduce stress, increase anti-stress hormones and decrease hypersentivity and hyperactivity.