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Baby Massage for Teething

Massage on the face can be very relaxing as well as having excellent therapeutic benefits, particularly for babies who are teething or who have sinus congestion.  When massaging the face you only need a small amount of oil on your fingertips. This is because you want to avoid oil going into baby’s eyes, nose or …

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Baby foot massage

What is reflexology?  A system of touch pressure/massage used to relieve tension and treat illness, based on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, and head linked to every part of the body. How can it help babies? Babies can be very responsive to reflexology. In a nutshell, reflexology rests on …

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How to start Baby Massage?

Permission    It is important to ask a baby’s permission before starting to massage. Babies should be shown the same respect for their bodies and personal space as adults. This is important as a baby may not always want a massage and therefore will not enjoy it. An unwanted massage could cause the baby to …

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When to start Baby Massage?

We recommend starting baby massage from 8 weeks. It is prudent not to massage a baby fully before he/she is four weeks old. Although in many cultures parents massage babies from birth, current research suggests leaving a baby’s skin alone for four weeks to avoid any damage. This advice should be viewed within cultural and …

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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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