A regular routine of infant massage can benefit both the caregiver and the child who is 2 years old and younger. This is why a Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT) will demonstrate massage techniques to the parent or caregiver that they can do directly with their child. This usually takes place in a group setting. Studies show that massage helps increase bonding between caregiver and child.
A few of the many benefits of Infant Massage include:
- Improved Sleep Patterns
- Deepens Bonding
- Enhanced Immune Function
- Helps with Colic and Constipation
- Helps with Brain Development
A few of the many benefits of Pediatric Massage include:
- Improved Focus
- Comforting Growing Pains
- Reduced Aggressive Behavior
- More Restful Sleep
- Enhanced Pulmonary Function
Studies show, Massage can benefit children who are diagnosed with:
- Cancer (helps with stress reduction)
- Cerebral Palsy
- PTSD (due to change in school, neighborhood, divorce, lost of loved one, hospitalization, etc.)
Does your child need a massage?
If you can answer "yes" to any one of these questions then the answer is "Yes!"
- Was your infant born prematurely?
- Does your child need help with sleeping, constipation, colic?
- Is your child having trouble staying focused in school?
- Has your child been diagnosed with Autism, ADD/ADHD?
- Are you experiencing postpartum depression and wish to bond more with your child?
- Does your child have a medical condition that requires frequent hospital/doctor visits?
- Is your teen involved in sports?
- Is your child happy and healthy and you want to keep him that way?