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Baby Massage and Attachment

Baby massage and touch play an important part in encouraging emotional bonds between baby and carer. A strong bond has been shown to help support the emotional and social development of the infant and child.  A useful description of the attachment process is: “According to attachment theory, our first relationship with our carers acts as …

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Baby Massage around the World

Baby massage is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of parents and babies all over the world. Baby massage is practised in many different countries: Russia – In Russian hospitals, staff routinely teach parents how to massage their babies to stimulate their immature nervous systems after birth. Morocco – In Morocco, babies are massaged in henna …

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The Importance of Baby Massage

Massage is a wonderful and special gift that parents can share with their babies. Baby massage is not a new phenomenon. It is an ancient art used in many diverse cultures to help with a variety of physical and emotional needs and to promote relaxation. Babies crave skin contact. Touch is a baby’s most developed …

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What is Baby Massage?

What is massage?  Massage is a therapeutic practice in which the muscles and other soft tissues of the body are manipulated with the aim of improving health and well-being. There are a wide variety of massage techniques used in massage therapy from gentle stroking and kneading of muscles and soft tissues to light techniques to …

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Baby Massage – A Baby’s Sensory World

Humans have five basic senses: touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste. The sensing organs associated with each sense send information to the brain to help us understand and perceive the world around us. Babies enter into a sensory world: Visual – Even before birth a baby can see. A baby’s optic nerve is formed almost immediately after …

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Infant mental health and baby massage

I won’t ever stop saying this….. What we do at the beginning shows up at the end. If you want a more loving and connected world then the solution is simple: love and support parents and babies. This is where the power for progressive changes lies, in nurseries and homes, classes and playgroups. The most …

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