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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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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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