Benefits of Infant Massage
Enhances loving communication and nurtures parenting skills between caregivers and baby
Helps parents to understand and respond appropriately to baby's nonverbal questions
Helps relieve symptoms of gas and colic
Allows both parents and baby to relax and relieve their stresses that build up daily, from the baby's new encounter with the world
Teaches babies to be aware of their own bodies, their tensions, and how to release them
Enhances parents' and caregivers' sense of competence in dealing with fussy, sick, or special needs babies
Helps to improve circulation
Can stimulate physical development
Benefits for Parents or Caregivers
May increase: confidence in parents, nonverbal and verbal communication, and self-esteem
May improve: knowledge of infant care, sense of well‑being, and harmony between caregiver and infant
May promote: bonding, valuable parenting skills, self‑knowledge, quality time, and sharing time
May reduce: feelings of frustration and stress
Learn How to Massage Your Growing Child (2-8 Years of Age):
Communicate Your Love Through Touch
Pediatric massage is one of the easiest and most pleasant methods of providing positive interactions between parents.
Children of all ages have stress just like adults. Stressors for children may begin in the home such as when there are parent conflicts, family moving, family financial problems, difficulty with social skills, or interacting with siblings, death of a family member, and health problems in family members may all cause added stress on your infant, child, or teenager. Learn basic massage therapy techniques to use with your own child.
Special Needs Children
Diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorders, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Learning Differences may also have increased stress and an inability to deal with situations that are presented to them.