"Infant massage is a pleasant and effective way for parents to help their baby's development in a variety of ways while enhancing the parent-infant bond."

 - International Institute of Infant Massage

"Massage has had a postitive effect on every medical condition we've looked at"

-Tiffany Fields, PhD. Director, Touch Research Institute

Mother holding daughter in the air

Why Infant Massage?

Infant Massage has numerous therapeutic benefits for babies and children, and for parents and caregivers as well. When babies come into this world,  sometimes it’s challenging to learn how to adapt. Babies have a lot going on in their first few years. Eating, digesting, new sensations in and on their bodies, sleep and developmental changes are all brand new.  The changes take time to learn and adjust to - for everyone. Infant Massage helps calm their nervous system, releases tension from learning new skills, and helps to relieve growing pains. This puts babies (and their parents and caregivers) in a restful and relaxed state.

Parenting in these first few years can be very draining.  Sleepless nights, illnesses, teething, learning how to self-soothe; the list goes on and on. Finding a way to calm yourself and your baby is crucial at this time when so many changes are happening. Infant Massage helps strengthen the bond with your child through touch and eye contact, helps you learn their cues, and provides that 5 minutes a day to simply BE with your baby. Infant Massage is beneficial for the whole family!

 

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Infant Massage Benefits The Whole Family

The Benefits of Infant Massage for Babies and Children
  • Massage can relieve discomfort from teething, congestion, gas and colic, and emotional stress.
  • Skin Stimulation-all the physiological systems are stimulated by massage. It speeds myelination of the brain/nervous system.
  • Helps to encourage midline orientation.
  • Helps baby/child to sleep deeper and longer.
  • Enhances neurological development.
  • Supports organization of the nervous system.
  • Increases sleep periods and decreases fussy periods.
  • Enhances baby’s immune system.
  • Shortens lengths of stay in the hospital.
  • Begins a pattern for stress release.
  • Helps baby learn how to relax, which is a skill they can carry throughout life.
  • Increases the oxygen and nutrient flow to cells, helps to deepen respiration.
  • Facilitates weight gain in pre-term infants.
  • Lowers levels of cortisol, the stress hormone.
  • Assists oral-motor development which facilitates easier feeding.
  • Enhances bond with parents.
  • Infant Massage is an inexpensive tool.
Massage Benefits for Parents
Benefits of Touch for Babies with Special Needs

Baby Bodywork’s Infant Massage Products are separated into 6 common childhood ailments:

Sleep, Relaxing and Calming, Teething,
Colic & Gas, Constipation and Relfux.

All children birth through 3 years will go through at least 3 of these ailments.

sleep infant massag kit

Sleep

Grape seed oil

Roman Chamomile

Rose Geranium

Lavender

relaxing and calming infant massag kit

Relaxing and Calming

Grape seed oil

Sandalwood

Lavender

Cedarwood

teething infant massag kit

Teething

Grape seed oil

Roman Chamomile

Clove

Lavender

colic and gassy infant massag kit

Colic and Gassy

Grape seed oil

Roman Chamomile

Dill

Sweet Fennel

constipation infant massag kit

Constipation

Grape seed oil

Roman Chamomile

Marjoram

Rosemary

reflux infant masage kit

Reflux

Grape seed oil

Roman Chamomile

Sweet Fennel

Eucalyptus

Baby Bodywork uses all natural, food grade quality oils to carefully formulate our hand-made infant massage oil.

After 20 years of working with babies, we have taken great care to create and provide the highest quality product for you and your baby.

Each infant massage kit comes with a specialized booklet containing detailed massage instructions and a 1 oz. bottle of infant massage oil.

QUICK, EASY TO LEARN INFANT MASSAGE THAT YOU CAN DO IN UNDER 5 MINUTES INCLUDED WITH EACH INFANT MASSAGE KIT!

Infant Massage Made Simple

Infant Massage, with its many benefits for babies/children and their caregivers, needs to be made easy to understand and accessible to the needs of your child now. Each infant massage kit comes with a specialized booklet containing detailed massage instructions and a 1 oz. bottle of infant massage oil.

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