A baby, this human being…
A baby, this little human being seems so fragile. He simply needs us to help him grow up. We, parents are doing our best to protect him, giving all our unconditional love and affection.
Infant massage is one of the things we can do for his well-being. It seems to be nothing, but a massage is much more than just well-being. It brings affection, it relieves from lots of pains and problems such as colic, cough, toothaches… With simple strokes, we can help him feel better, calm down, and breathe easily. Baby massage is a nonverbal emotional communication that parents develop gradually with the baby.
The Touch sense is one of the human senses that appear first in the mother’s womb and will leave us the last. The massage is a way to give the Touch all its importance here, by bringing up the full meaning of secure attachment bond. It is also a time to show our respect to the baby, and our welcoming to hear his silent language and feelings.
In our baby massage class, we teach simples but efficient strokes, and we talk about important subjects that help us understand better those little ones (such as baby cries, emotion, colic pains, reflexes and cues…)
Dr. Frederick Leboyer, M.D, was the first physician to challenge a lot of deeply held beliefs in West society about awareness in the newborn. He was one of the first doctors to record the ancient art of baby massage. He states, “Being touched and caressed, being massaged, is food for the infant. Food as necessary as minerals, vitamins, and proteins. Deprived of this food, the name of which is love, babies would rather die. And they often do.”
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