Infant Massage is a form of natural therapy that
aims to promote natural health- it is considered an alternative
and natural treatment used to enhance a happy and healthy lifestyle.
Welcome to Infant
Massage at Natural Earth
Massage has been practiced by other cultures for centuries.
Vimala Schneider McClure brought this ancient art to the United
States in the 1970's, after she observed the positive effect it
had on infants in India. She practiced the Indian massage strokes
on her own baby and observed its benefits first hand. Ms. McClure
is the founder of the International Association of Infant Massage,
and the author of "Infant Massage, a Handbook for Loving Parents".
Swedish strokes, reflexology, and yoga along with the Indian massage
strokes, make up the curriculum for teaching parents the art of
are the benefits of infant massage?
* Relaxes Infant
Loving touch lessens tension, fussiness and irritability. Digestion
is aided and this can provide relief of gas and colic. Massage is
also a wonderful way to lessen stress parent and baby.
* Enhances Bonding
Touch conveys nurturing and love, the essential ingredients for
emotional and physical growth and well being.
* Aids Growth and Development
Studies have shown increased weight gain, and immune function. Myelination
of nerves is also increased. These things in turn are needed for
brain and muscle development.
* Promotes Communication
Parents become more aware of baby's nonverbal cues. One-on-one communication
instills a massage of love and security.
* Improves Baby's Sleep
As your infant learns to relax and release stress, sounder and longer
sleep is often the end result.
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