[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]INFANT MASSAGE is the gentle, rhythmic MASSAGE of a baby’s body with your hands. You can talk softly, hum or sing to your baby during the massage to reassure your baby and for bonding.
INFANT MASSAGE stimulates the production of the “feel-good” hormone Oxycontin in your body, your baby – and even your partner if he is watching. Oxycontin is the same hormone that gives you the warm, loving feeling when you hold your baby close or breastfeed her.

BABY MASSAGE not only benefits your baby but you and your partner as well. The close contact created through INFANT MASSAGE sends a clear message to your baby that she is safe, loved and respected. It strengthens the bond between baby and parents and can greatly increase a nervous parent’s confidence when handling the child. It is a wonderful way to learn how to better understand your baby’s responses and cues.

The time you spend with your baby during massage is valuable quality time that is sure to lift your mood and once you have made it part of your routine it is a great way to step out of your busy life for a moment and revel in the joy that your baby can bring to your life.

INFANT MASSAGE has physiological benefits as well; it has been proven to regulate digestion, respiration and circulation. It can also alleviate the symptoms of colic and has been shown to improve muscle tone. Massage teaches your baby to relax which calms her down, this means she will sleep better. One study even found that infant massage on new-borns assists in speedy recovery from jaundice.

The massage techniques are very easy to learn and its benefits go far beyond the immediate physiologic gains.

Some Benefits for the Parents:
* Bonding and Relaxation
* Communication, verbal and non-verbal
* Fun and Joy

Some Benefits to Babies:
* Bonding
* Improves blood circulation, digestion and inner
balance
* Learns how to relax and be more calm
* The baby feels respected and that his/her
needs are cared for and considered
* Can improve sleep patterns

Available for newborn to 1 years old. (Please note that Prem babies and special needs babies can be older then 1 years old)

You will receive a Massage Oil with weekly training material to practice your baby massage routine at home, as well as a manual, stroke card and certificate when you finish your course.

Maximum 5 babies per baby massage class with each class being about an hour long.

Fee: R600 per mom and baby

This is a 5 week course with classes being one day a week.

Classes are available at TINY NECESSITIES in Hartbeespoort.

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