Encourage interaction and build a closer bond between you and your baby.
Infant or toddler massage has many great benefits and we are thrilled to be bringing these classes to you.
The massage class designed by our Master Massage Therapist and Educator, Tania Dobbie, have been created to allow parents to discover the many benefits that massage can provide when exercising the correct technique.
Benefits for the parent/guardian:
1. Strengthens your bond with the baby.
2. Relaxes and calms you.
3. Can decrease your stress.
Research has discovered that you will also grow your confidence when caring for the child.
Benefits for the infant/toddler:
1. Promotes and strengthens the bond between the parent and the child.
Nurturing touch between a parent/guardian and an infant enriched physiological, social-emotional and mind/spiritual/body connection for the infant being massages, as well as for the parent.
2. Increases flexibility and muscle tone.
This will assist the infant with balance and posture. Muscle tone also will encourage the child to sit independently.
3. Stimulates the immune system.
Massage has been found to positively influence physiological process and improve the immune function.
4. Calms the nervous system.
The massage supports the maturation of the nervous system, assisting the brain and body communication.
5. Increases growth hormone.
Hormones are released in the body. The growth hormone can be stimulated which helps with weight gain.
6. Can help relieve colic, constipation, and cramps.
Stimulation eliminates waste from the body, can relieve abdominal wind within minutes and speeds the natural process that assist with reflux.
7. Decreases stress.
Cortisol is released during times of stress. Message decreases cortisol levels in both the child and parent allowing blood pressure, heart rate, digestive functioning and hormonal levels to return to their normal state. High levels of cortisol can reduce immunity, impair cognitive performance reduce bone density and muscle tissue.
Read about our adult Anti-Stress Facial here
8. Promotes a restful, peaceful sleep.
As serotonin levels are increased and melatonin in secretion rhythms regulated, sleep patterns will regulate.
9. Can assist with the healing of skin conditions such as eczema.
Stress is often a trigger for eczema and other skin conditions. As stress is reduced an eczema flare can often be relieved.
10. Increases circulation.
Good blood circulation is good for all adults and children. It is difficult for small babies to increase blood circulation whilst they are immobile. Blood flow to the limed will increase physical growth and development.
This is exciting stuff, especially if any of the above is something you may be struggling with your child. Please do not rush to massage them now, you must have the correct technique.
Purchase a ticket to our infant massage class and we provide you with all of the tools to ensure you are providing your child with an effective and safe technique.
One on one classes with Tania is also available for one on one classes to target your specific needs.
Terms and conditions of infant massage, please read here[