Infant Massage

Infant massage for babies is a soft touch or friction that occurs lovingly on the head, face, chest, abdomen, legs, arms, hands and back. It is complemented by gentle mobilization of arms and legs.

Since the first cell divides to give way to life, we are in contact with another being. Throughout pregnancy the link with the mother of the fetus becomes closer and necessary, gives us security, warmth, shelter…

After passing through the birth canal enters an instinctive fear us not knowing what we will find after that maternal warmth and feels the comfort. This concern, fear, you can sharpen the baby in the first days after birth.

What is baby massage?

Infant massage for babies is a soft touch or friction that occurs lovingly on the head, face, chest, abdomen, legs, arms, hands and back. It is complemented by gentle mobilization of arms and legs.

Since the first cell divides to give way to life, we are in contact with another being. Throughout pregnancy the link with the mother of the fetus becomes closer and necessary, gives us security, warmth, shelter…

What helps?

After passing through the birth canal enters an instinctive fear us not knowing what we will find after that maternal warmth and feels the comfort. This concern, fear, you can sharpen the baby in the first days after birth.

Through the skin, full of nerve innervation, the baby receives infant massage that gives the mother helping to release those fears and have a warm, intimate and loving touch. The proximity of maternal affective touch acts as a balm and also helps you in your progress.

In addition to the emotional development, they also favors cognitive and motor; the baby will recognize every part of your body through massage and this information reached his brain stimulating such development. While that provide sensory pleasure, then trigger the release of biochemical substances, endorphins, which create a feeling of wellbeing.

From birth, massage regulates their infant colic, cough up mucus and phlegm when they are sick of the airways, and relaxes them and get a more restful sleep. It facilitates a better socialization and intellectual performance.

How infant massage originate?

Frédérick Leboyer was, French obstetrician, in the 70s of the twentieth century in his trip to India, who watched as a mother gave him massage your baby on a blanket on the floor. First the head, chest, arms, stomach … And he was recreating, as if there were time.Leboyer feeling the warm affection that this mother gave him his little just a few days old, it was proposed to bring the West and extend this wonderful massage he called Shantala baby massage. Shantala was in the town where I had this experience with infant massage.

What products usually use?

It is made with vegetable oil and is very suitable sweet almond, grape seed, calendula, etc. The first time should give a small part of your body and wait a few minutes to check it does not give you a skin allergy. And sometimes, when needed, with a special essential oil for babies.

With twenty minutes a day will be enough for the baby, from birth, get all the benefits of this massage.

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