For centuries, parents and caregivers have understood and shared the practice of infant massage as a hands-on way to soothe, bond and communicate with infants and older children. Research shows that infants who receive massage regularly may sleep better and be less fussy, reducing potential stress, anxiety, and depression triggers for their parents. In addition, the act of giving infant massage can improve the parent’s sense of connection and attachment to their baby.
Through this interactive session, parents will gain understanding of why infant massage works, learn what tools and techniques to use effectively, understand their child’s cues and how to respond using massage, and discover a specific stroke sequence to aid gas and colic discomfort. For parents interested in learning how to massage their baby, a five-week course in infant massage is being planned. Details will be annouced shortly.