Infant Massage

 Infant Massage Therapist in South Surrey/White Rock

As a parent, loving relative, or caregiver of an infant, you want to see your child flourish. Touch is one of the most important requirements for healthy development a fact supported by both ancient tradition and contemporary research. Massage is attentive, pleasurable touch that can promote your baby’s well-being while increasing your ability to respond to his or her needs.

Infant Massage for a happier babyInfant Massage Surrey

The special touch of massage is remarkable in its ability to enhance a child’s comfort. Babies who are massaged sleep better, and are calmer and more alert when awake. Massage stimulates digestion and elimination. It can also reduce the discomfort of teething and colds, and help calm fussy babies.
In addition, bonding — that unique and close attachment between you and your baby — is enhanced with massage. Responding to your baby’s smiles, frowns and squirms with sensitive touch, eye contact, soothing sounds and loving communication can reinforce trust for years to come.
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Our daughter was premature and we’ve been touching her since she was born. But after beginning infant massage, she has been fussing less and sleeping more at night.—Father of a 4 month old baby girl

Studies confirm the benefits

• Children and infants who were massaged showed significantly reduced stress indicators such as heart rate and stress hormone levels.
• Premature babies who were regularly massaged gained weight faster, acquired mental and motor skills earlier, and were more relaxed than
non-massaged babies.
• For drug-exposed infants, massage helped increase weight gain, and relieved both tension and pain.
• Infants who received extra touch developed visual attentiveness earlier than babies who didn’t. Visually impaired babies whose parents touched them early and often were able to reach toward sounds sooner than other babies.

 

Call Morgan Creek Family Chiropractic located in South Surrey/White Rock at 604-385 2020 to book an appointment.