IT'S ALL IN THE TOUCH!
MOMMY WELLNESS JUST LOVES BABY MASSAGE
Gentle rhythmic stroking of baby’s soft body using special oils or moisturisers, helps hands glide smoothly over baby’s skin.
A special time indeed for bonding, whilst gently rubbing those tiny ankles, wrists, tummies, backs and fingers. And a great time too, for exercising a soothing voice, whilst humming your favourite lullabies or softly talking to your new baby.
Before baby learns to speak, their only communication with the outside world is through touch. It is instinctive for Moms to try and soothe their baby when they cry and the first reaction that we usually experience, is to pick them up to cuddle them. Impulsively and often without even realising, we rub their backs.
Baby massage is therefore a natural extension to our Motherly instincts and MOMMY WELLNESS has perfected its art and offering to share our expertise.
MOMMY WELLNESS understands the level of anxiousness that Moms experience when arriving home with your new little bundle.
Whether a first, second or fifth baby, they are all such different little humans and they all require some ‘getting to know you time’.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS?
We emphasise the word ‘SOME’ in the heading, as it is near impossible to list every benefit.
- CONFIDENCE BOOSTER
Every bit of confidence helps when handling your baby and results in being able to recognise its needs.Those early months are tough and quiet massage time will provide the space you need to learn more about your baby.Being more confident will help you and baby to relax too!
- AFFORDS BONDING TIME
Spending one-on-one time with baby and enjoying eye contact helps tremendously when getting to know your new human.
- IT’S HEALTHY!
Amongst other things, Baby massage promotes better breathing and improves blood and lymph circulation.
- AND ITS CALMING
Excellent for colic and sleep, massage is also calming on the nervous system and even releases oxytocin, that ‘feel good’ hormone, which helps you both to relax.
- PROMOTES RELAXATION
Massage helps with the relaxation of baby’s muscles, deeper breathing and at the same time, massage oils nourish the skin.
- PROVIDES RELIEF
A light and gentle massage can help relieve constipation, wind and ease colic.
We haven’t even touched on digestion, teething relief or weight-gain, which is especially good for prems.
WE ALSO HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN DAD!
Working Dads often miss out when it comes to hands-on care with their new babies, especially if Mom is breast-feeding.
Although this may prove somewhat difficult in the early days, try eventually to schedule a regular massage time for Dad and baby which will eventually become routine, helping them both with bonding time. (Maybe at bedtime)? It is quite amazing how this special quiet time can help ease your partner’s stress levels too.
After a long hard day at work, you will be surprised how a Baby massage will help lift your moods and offer a sense of being more empowered as parents.
IS IT SAFE FOR ALL BABIES TO HAVE A BABY MASSAGE?
Knowing your baby will help you decide whether you suspect any possible underlying health issues. As a precaution, please speak to your Doctor before booking a baby massage with us.
THE NEXT STEP – WE WILL TEACH YOU HOW!
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH MOMMY WELLNESS
Once you are comfortable about going ahead with a massage for baby, please give your closest Mommy Wellness branch a call and make an appointment for baby’s first massage.
We offer comprehensive DIY Baby Massage courses for Moms and Dads and we will teach you HOW TO MASSAGE your baby over a period of five weeks. Alternatively, we will schedule five massage sessions and massage your little one for you, concentrating on specific needs as identified by you.
Touch is the first sense out of five that is most developed at birth, and research suggests that Baby Massage is enormously beneficial when it comes to helping babies grow and thrive.