Why Baby Massage?
Massage is believed to date back thousands of years, evidence of massage has been found in many of the great civilisations as early as 3000 BCE.
In countries like Africa and India, skills are traditionally passed down from generation to generation. Baby massage has been an integral part of the day for centuries. Babies are also carried and held for a larger proportion of the day, normally in a sling either by the mother whilst they work or by other family members. Babies are reassured by this constant touch, research has shown that these babies cry less and have better sleep patterns.
Importance of touch
When a parent holds their baby, all their senses are employed. This generates a feeling of trust, love, protection and calmness.
Baby Massage stimulates production of the hormone Oxytocin (often referred to as the love hormone) this produces a calming and pain relieving effect, whilst promoting the bond between parent and child.
By touching, holding and massaging our babies we are relaxing, comforting and reassuring them.
Benefits of Baby Massage
Baby Massage classes are perfect for quality time with your baby away from other distractions, providing benefits both emotionally and physically.
Baby Massage can help to relieve muscular tension, growing pains and nasal congestion. Massage aids the function of the digestive system, helping to also relieve the symptoms of Colic, Reflux and Constipation.
Set in a relaxing, warm environment, wind down and relax with your little one. Learn a full body massage routine, along with specific sequences to assist with Colic, Constipation and Teething.