Babies being massaged regularly also fuss less, cry less. This is a result of skin contact and this contact lowers levels of stress hormone cortisol.
Colicky babies may have bacteria in their gut which is imbalanced.
Try and do it 3-4 times a day and make sure your hands are warm. Try rubbing your palms together vigorously and keep eye contact during massage.
Place hands on tummy and use palm to massage downwards the chest. Do it about 8 to 10 times very slowly.
Pull up the pair of legs towards the chest. About 8-10times.
Use your palms to massage tummy again. This time turn in clockwise directions. 8-10 times.
Use walking movements and do some vibrations movements gently.
Cross the feet gently and press gently towards chest again.
Promotes Better, Longer Sleep
Touch releases hormone melatonin, so babies tend to sleep better. Many mums find this massage routine at bedtime give babies a good night sleep throughout the night.
You could try to establish a bedtime routine with a warm bath and soothing massage which has proven to improve sleep.
A massage just before bedtime definitely gives the hormone oxtyocin which helps both you and the baby to be calm and to relax at night. It is a feel good touch before bedtime. Can you imagine establishing this sleeping pattern and how it will benefit the family in the long run?
At this night time massage (different from the day time, you coild calm your baby with quiet humming) or soothing tones and goodnight nursery rhymes so the baby hears it everyday and he or she will know it’s the bedtime again.
Alter this night time massage to be slightly different from the rest of the day. Make it slower, with a different music CD, adjust the temperature ideal for sleeping, turn off the lights and work on slow, soothing strokes. Guaranteed to work wonders and your baby will sleep longer and very soundly throughout the night.
Improve Motor Skills
More benefits in terms of motor skills, brain development, and healthy joints and muscles are among the most obvious results.
Start massage and observe the rapid development in motor skills and improved muscle tone.
A course that covers Baby Massage and Baby Yoga will definitely improve balance through stretches, enhance flexibility and helps in breathing.
Just to name a few, massage removes toxins and enhanced immunity system.
If you are concern about the weight gain, baby massage is effective to help baby gain weight.
First, lets look at digestion. Rub your palms and make sure its warm before putting onto the tummy. Next follow the massage in circle, very closely in clockwise direction (fanning towards the right and following the large intestine).
More Positive Effects
If you know what food means to you then think this – Loving gentle touch is “food” that baby needs to feel loved and secured.
Either father or mothers, once they start to massage their babies regularly, they will enjoy this expressing of love, the interaction with the baby and learn how to respond to the babies through non verbal communication. When babies are very young, this massaging, playing, feeding and caring forms the holistic care and bonding that will make parenting easier.
Babies being massage has less stressed behaviour like mouthing and clenched fists.
Many mothers and caregivers have shared and agreed that regular baby massage generally has a positive impact and works wonders. Many sees varying positive results. Most importantly, the bonding and relationship starts young and and continue the massage as the children grow.
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Many families tend to lack activities that they can do together to spice up their lives as a family. Most people find themselves engaging in the same old activities that they are used to such as board games, drinking, movies etc. The core purpose of a family engaging in all these activities is to bond and have fun collectively as a lovely family. This activities are fun but they are not all-round engaging for a family and most of the times only seem to be effective when we are carrying them out with a bunch of friends. Most people anyway tend to forget about the most important activity that can bring them together as a family and is more engaging for the whole family, that is – BODY MASSAGE.
Body massage is a very important activity to engage as a family and the best thing about this practice is that apart from being a fun activity, it helps in many other areas of life to the family members. Body massage has the following pros.
Massage helps in relieving stress. Massage lowers the levels of body cortisol, a stress hormone, and increases the production of serotonin and dopamine, feel-good hormones. If any of your family members is undergoing hard times, massage, is therefore, a useful tool in helping them relieve their stress and clear their head. The soft touches of massage are very relaxing and will make you feel good mentally and treat all kinds of stress caused by either anxiety or depression.
Treating Back Pains, Shoulder Aches & Tired Legs
Massage is a very effective treatment for relieving back pains and research has pointed out that it even works better than other therapies such as spinal modification or acupuncture. Next time you have back pains or any other body aches try out body massage and you are rest assured of pain relieve in a short course. A research in the Annals of Internal Medicine proved that massage reduces the use of painkillers by 37%. So next time you think of visiting a chemist to buy those painkillers think of a better option, body massage.
Massage also increases flexibility by working out your body muscles, tendons, connective tissues and also trigger the production of natural lubricants between the connective tissue fibre. Staying flexible is a key factor to any person at any given age and therefore massage is the best way to bring your family together in an activity that will help all of you in keeping fit.
Lower Blood Pressure
People with prehypertension will also find body massage very helpful to them. Body massage lowers blood pressure according to several studies carried out across patients. IT is therefore important for your family to learn this important skill of muscle therapy. Apart from lowering the blood pressure, therapeutic massage also helps in improving stability.
Massage gives body immune system a boost by aiding in increasing the level of activity of natural killer T cells, which fights tumors and viruses. Full body massage enhances immune function of women fighting breast cancer and also improves the immune system of unborn infants.
It is therefore very important that your family learns the skills of body massage. This way you will have something that will bring and bond you together for a good course.
Imagine each and every member of your family possessing this powerful and important skill. It’s like having doctors living together under the same roof taking care of each other. Make it a duty to introduce all your family members and friends to the life spicing up activity that will bond you together as a family and you will not have to constant worry about all the problems listed above as you will have the solutions in your family’s magical hands. The best thing about this activity is that you can perform it either indoors or outdoors and you only need to be two to carry out this activity.
Getting massage can do you all those goods mentioned above, but getting it from a person who really care and love is a very sensational moment that everyone deserves to experience on a regular basis.
Acquiring this bodywork skill and massage will be your favourite activity to do any day, anytime. Good luck.