Infant Massage Tutorial
At Solunar Massage Clinic we believe in the importance of infant massage, because not only is the parent-infant interaction the most important foundation by which a child learns about self, trust and respect. Infant massage is a vital interaction between parent and infant that will form the foundation of relationship building for a lifetime.
Nurturing touch between a parent and infant enriches physiological, social-emotional, and mind/body/spirit connections for the infant being massaged, as well as for the parent.
Being touched and caressed, being massaged, is food for the infant, food as necessary as minerals, vitamins and proteins.
As your infant slowly begins to uncurl from their fetal position, massage will also help to stretch out their little muscles and joints and stimulate their circulatory system.
Massage techniques for infants are different from massage techniques for adults. It is not as much manipulative as it is communicative, i.e. infant massage can enhance parents abilities in listening, asking permission, communicating, interpreting and responding to their babys cues. The infant displays engagement/disengagement cues, furthers body awareness, self-esteem, listening and communication. Both infant and parent benefit from eye contact, relaxation, bonding, synchrony, love and trust.
Benefits to the infant receiving massage can include:
Promotes bonding and attachment
Promotes body-mind-spirit connection
Increases sense of love, acceptance, respect and trust
Improves body awareness
Improves relaxation and release of accumulated stress
Strengthens digestive, circulatory and gastrointestinal systems
Reduces discomfort from congestion, gas, colic and emotional stress
Improves muscle tone coordination
Increases elimination, circulation and respiration
Improves sleep patterns
Benefits to the parent giving massage can include:
Improves ability to read infant cues
Improves synchrony between caregiver and infant
Increases confidence in parenting
Increases communication-verbal and non-verbal
Provides time to share, and quality time
Improves sense of well-being
Reduces blood pressure
Improves overall health
Michelle Boon is offering one-on-one infant massage tutorials for parents and caregivers. While the duration of an infant massage is purely determined by the infants cues and comfort levels - please allow up to an hour for your tutorial.
Payment for parent-infant massage tutorials is by way of koha only, i.e. a donation.
To make a booking
Telephone: 489-9051 or
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