What is infant massage? Infant massage is one of the most natural and pleasant methods of providing early nurturing contact between a parent and child.
This technique incorporates a number of important elements to strengthen the parent-child bond, including skin-to-skin contact, cuddling, facial expressions, eye-to-eye contact, soothing sounds, and smell.
The Benefits of Infant Massage
Research confirms the importance of a secure environment and nurturing touch for the development of children. Infant massage can stimulate brain development and sensory awareness, relax the child, help decrease stress, as well as promote bonding and attachment. Infant massage may also help relieve the discomfort of constipation, gas, colic reflux, and congestion.
Certified educators of Infant Massage provide individual and group infant massage classes at Beth Osten & Associates.
Please call 847.663.1020 ext. 153 to inquire about infant massage services and potential class scheduling.