What is infant (baby) massage?
Infant Massage is a traditional parenting practice in India and many other parts of the world, where generations of mothers have offered this nurturing touch to their babies. It provides a loving connection between parent and baby starting early in life, supporting the strengthening of this attachment as baby grows.
Baby Massage is an amazing experience for both parent and baby.
The massage techniques are very easy to learn and its benefits go far beyond the immediate physiologic gains.
Research conducted through the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine confirms the importance of a secure environment and nurturing touch in the healthy growth, development and maturation of children. According to Vimala McClure, author of Infant Massage, A Handbook for Loving Parents, “Infant massage is an ancient art that connects you deeply with the person who is your baby, and helps you to understand your baby’s particular nonverbal language and respond with love and respectful listening. It empowers you as a parent, for it gives you the means by which you become an expert on your own child.”
“As you massage your baby regularly,
you will discover that you develop a bond with your child that will last a lifetime.”
Vimala McClure (Founder of the International Association of Infant Massage)