Baby massage is all about communication. In a baby massage class, parents are enabled to observe and understand their infants cues. The class provides space and time when both parent and baby can themselves experience a relaxed and secure environment.
The aim of the classes is to teach basic, safe strokes to parents whilst building their confidence. Remember dad’s can massage their baby too! Studies have shown that positive touch with infants leads to healthy physical and brain development.
Some of the many benefits of baby massage include:
- Infant-parent attachment or ‘bonding’
- Makes baby feel loved
- Boosts immune system
- Helps digestion, wind, colic and constipation
- Promotes better sleep
- Facilitates body awareness
- Sensory stimulation