Helping Your Baby The Natural Way!

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Siblings & Massage

I’ve noticed that every year around this time, a multitude of babies are born. I like to think of these as the “Holiday Babies”. Beginning with last Thanksgiving, moving into last Christmas and New Year’s 2015, is when these little ones came into being. All this new life is exciting and life changing for the…

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Infant Massage creates bonding time with Dads and their babies.

Sometimes new fathers have a limited amount of interaction with their newborn and infant child.  If baby is nursing exclusively they spend the majority of their time with momma.  This can cause first time fathers to feel left out or even as though they have lost their wife/partner to this new little person.  Since they…

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The Moms Brunch in Chicago

Baby Bodywork recently had the special opportunity to contribute our Sleep Massage Oil to the Moms Brunch in Chicago.  The theme was sleep, How to get more of it for you and your baby. Massage for your baby can improve sleep by calming the nervous system and therefore baby sleeps deeper and longer.  A win for…

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Aromatherapy Lessens Nausea in Pregnancy

I was reading an old copy of  Massage Magazine, August 2014, and found this article that I wanted to share. “Lemon essential oil could mitigate two of the most challenging aspects of pregnancy – nausea and vomiting – according to new research published in the Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal. Lemon essential oil was given…

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Massage can help back tension from tummy time.

Back massage is very helpful and relaxing when your baby is doing a lot of tummy time and learning how to crawl. There are 7 layers of muscles on either side of the spine that help to stabilize the spine. These can be seen when your baby is on their tummy and they do the…

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Why Your Baby Needs a Massage this Summer

With all the activities happening during the summer, getting your little one to sleep can be a challenge. They can be over stimulated or over tired or both! Neither of these helps with having an easy nap or nighttime sleep. As we all know sleep begets sleep and if they don’t sleep then they don’t…

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Sleep Cycles and Baby Massage

Did you know the body has a sleep cycle that lasts about 45 minutes?  At about 45 minutes, the body can either come out of sleep or go into deeper REM sleep. Massage and specifically baby massage will help calm your little ones nervous system down, so they will go into that deeper REM sleep.…

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Private in home massage class has a new addition.

Sometimes when I am at a family’s home to teach them infant massage, it’s not only the baby who is excited when I show up.  It has always amazed me that animals seem to know when good energetic healing is around.  It’s very similar to the energy of yoga.  If you have ever done yoga…

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Gassy Tummy & Colic Insight

When I think of spring, thoughts of all things new and fresh come to mind. Over the past few months at the office, we have had an abundance of new life. With new life also comes the adjustment period for the newest addition and their family members. This time can be wonderful and difficult, with…

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Labor Inducing Massage Success.

“The day before my son was born, my water had broken and yet after many hours, contractions had not started.  When a castor oil cocktail did not work, my midwife suggested I try a chiropractic adjustment to get things moving along.  I went to see Dr. Ring, and during my adjustment, I asked if his…

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