Baby Massage is Great for You & Your Child
Did you know that giving your baby a massage is incredibly nurturing for your baby’s overall mental health?
And the best part is that it’s easy to do once you learn how.
Infant massage isn’t exactly like a spa rub-down. There’s no massage table required and it’s not going to put a dent in your bank account. All you need is your baby, some space and a loving set of hands. Many parents start massaging their newborns without even knowing it: rubbing a soft belly on the changing table, caressing delicate fingers, patting underneath a dimpled bump. So it’s more than likely that you have already given your child a massage at some stage without knowing it.
According to Kelly Ross, M.D., a pediatrician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, massage encourages mother-and-baby bonding and, instructors say, also improves digestion in infants. So if you can muster some extra energy in those first few weeks, learning a few formal strokes can make massage even more rewarding for both you and your child. Among the benefits of this focused touch for baby are relaxation, better sleep, and less crying, says Kelly Ross, M.D., referencing a review of more than 20 studies of infant massage.
Relax Baby Massage Classes Run by Nest Massage in Newtown
Julaine Booth from Nest Massage is running Relax Baby Massage Classes which are wonderful, fun, hands-on classes that teaches parents and caregivers safe and beneficial massage techniques to soothe, stimulate growth/learning potential, and most importantly, bond with your baby!
Cost $100 for 5 classes, including notes and organic oil.
Next Start Date: 10 am Thursday 2 February
Where: 6 Gibbes St, Newtown (off Whitehorse St), Sydney, 2042
Booking: To find out more go to Nest Massage, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0410 402 630 to book or if you have any questions.
Lovingly Curated From Pregnancy Magazine.