Nurturing the Family
Healthy, nurturing touch is a building block in the foundation of a healthy family. Massage enhances the bonding process, so vital to the human psyche. Physical benefits include improving circulation, releasing toxins, strengthening the immune system and relaxing the body and mind from daily stresses. Massage is often a tool for releasing emotions, allowing adults and children to express themselves in a safe and nurturing place.
Infant massage can be a healthy model for family massage. Just like mammals, touch is vital to our sense of emotional and physical well-being.
Studies show that massage performed on preterm babies contribute to greater weight gain, increased motor activity, more alertness, and improved performance in newborn assessments.
Infant and child massage is about empowering both parents and family and teaching families ways to help their child throughout stages of growth.