BENEFITS OF BABY MASSAGE

Our program involves many different styles of touch, movement, interaction and communication.

Both research and anecdotal evidence from families have shown that there are many ways that babies and families may benefit from infant massage.

They can be grouped into four categories: Interaction, Stimulation, Relief and Relaxation.

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INTERACTION

Interaction in Infant Massage May Include:

  1. Promotion of bonding and secure attachment

  2. Verbal/non-verbal communication

  3. Development of trust and confidence

  4. Undivided attention

  5. Feelings of love, respect, and being valued

STIMULATION

​Each Massage May Stimulate:​

  1. Circulatory and digestive systems

  2. Hormonal and immune systems

  3. Coordination and balance

  4. Learning and concentration

  5. Muscular development and growth

  6. Mind and body awareness

RELIEF

​Parents May Find that Infant Massage Helps Relieve:

  1. Gas and colic

  2. Constipation and elimination

  3. Growing pains and muscular tension

  4. Teething discomfort

  5. Cramps

RELAXATION

​The Massage Promotes Relaxation which may be

shown through:​

  1. Improved sleep patterns

  2. Increased flexibility and muscle tone

  3. Regulation of behavioral states

  4. Being calm and being able to calm themself

  5. Reduction in stress hormones

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Contact us

 

Phone: 0404 491 448

Gabby Jansen | IAIM Training Co-ordinator

Email: info@iaimaustralia.com

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