Infant Massage Therapy

Infant Massage Therapy is an ancient tradition in many cultures, which has been rediscovered in the West. Clinical evidence shows that loving, touching and nurturing contact between caregiver and infant has a positive impact upon subsequent development. Many studies reveal the benefits of positive interactive contact as an integral part of a baby’s everyday life. Infant massage is one of the easiest and most pleasant methods of providing early positive interactions.

Studies conducted at the university of Miami Medical Centers Research Institute show that premature babies who were massaged everyday developed more rapidly both physically and neurologically than non-massaged premature infants. Many hospitals are now adopting infant massage as part of their Parent Education Programs to help promote well being and the long bonds between parents and their babies.

Benefits of Infant Massage:

  • Improves Sleep
  • Improves Digestion
  • Reduces tension/ fussing
  • Bonding with caregiver and baby
  • Helps strengthen immune systems
  • Relieves colic/gas
  • Enhances parents and caregiver sense of competence in dealing with fussy, sick, and special needs babies.

 

Our registered massage therapists at the Health Network in London, Ontario teach classes for parents, caregivers and their babies age 3 weeks to crawling. All participants learn the benefits and methods of interactive massage according to their baby’s individual needs and developmental level.

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