Infant massage is all about the infant and what they want. They know what they like and what they don’t. In infant massage it is all based on what the infant wants and goes to their schedule so this massage is not the same for every infant. Some want more massage on their arms and hands and less on their back for example. You go to their itinerary not yours. Massage is soooo extremely beneficial for not only infants but children of any age. Massage can be extremely uplifting and help with self-image and self-worth which can be great when they are older especially with bullying and self-image. Infant massage can be done one-on-one or in a group setting. The one-on-one can be done in my massage room on the table or mats, or, I do travel to do home calls because some infants only like a familiar setting. (Sign Language for Infants can also be incorporated & taught to parents).
Benefits of Infant Massage:
- Preterm infants have improved weight gain.
- Circadian rhythm
- A sense of love and caring
- Helps their body cope with growth spurts.
- Movement & Beginning stages of Crawling and Walking.