"It is through our hands that we speak to the child. That we communicate. Touch is the child's first language. Understanding comes long after feeling."   ~ Frederick Leboyer, Obstetrician & Author 


Massage is a wonderful way for you to bond with your baby. It can also help reduce crying and encourage your little one sleep more soundly. We are currently offering infant massage classes in Canberra, ACT. Learn more here

 

What else might you gain from learning baby massage?

Benefits for your baby

  • Promotes longer, deeper sleep
  • Provides relief from the symptoms of colic, constipation and reflux
  • Reduces irritability and crying
  • Promotes relaxation and teaches self-soothing skills
  • Helps develop strong feelings of trust and security
  • Enhances neurological development
  • Boosts levels of serotonin in the brain which research has shown decreases the risk of SIDS
  • Improves muscle tone and increases body awareness and coordination
  • Improves circulation and lymph flow (increasing resistance to disease)

Benefits for you

  • Allows you to gain a deeper understanding of your baby's non-verbal communication (their behaviour, their crying and body language)
  • Stimulates the release of oxytocin in the body which facilitates attachment and bonding
  • Reduces cortisol levels (the stress hormone)
  • Can help you feel more confident in your parenting/caregiver role
  • Provides and opportunity for enjoyable one-on-one time with your baby
  • Encourages relaxation

 

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