Infant Massage Instructor, Pediatric Massage Consultant, She Births® Educator and Doula Caitlin Siboulet has extensive experience and is qualified through several bodies in Australia.
Infant massage training is essential; like any other form of therapy, it is important to know the specific techniques to enhance the experience. There are significant differences between massage for adults and massage for infants. It is vital to understand the correct strokes, ideal timing and length of massage to avoid over-stimulation.
For Group Course dates or Private Courses contact Caitlin on 0425 234 689 or email email@example.com
Book Now with a special offer of $120 for the course including the organic cold pressed sesame oil and a parent manual. Normally $150.
Benefits of Baby Massage Include…
- Reduces crying time.
- Improves sleep and regulates sleep patterns.
- Enhances emotions and improves mood.
- Improves wind, colic, reflux and constipation.
- Relieves sinus and chest congestion.
- Boosts immune system.
- Reduces stress hormone levels in children and their parents.
- Reduces symptoms of Eczema.
- Enhances coordination.
- Ideal for pre-term infants.
Various research studies on infant massage have shown that there is a significant reduction in overall crying time with infants and toddlers who receive massage.
Massage increases serotonin levels and regulates melatonin secretion rhythms which helps regulate sleep patterns.
Research has shown that infants receiving touch therapy and massage gain weight faster and are discharged earlier than other infants.
Massage increases dopamine levels which are believed to play an important role in regulating anger, aggression, temperature, mood and appetite in addition to other body functions.
Massage stimulates elimination of waste from the body, can relieve abdominal wind within minutes and speeds a natural process of the nervous system which can assist with reflux.
Massage helps promote adequate drainage of the sinuses and excess mucus on the chest. Research shows that infant massage can positively influence physiological processes and improve immune function.
Known as “the stress hormone” cortisol is released during times of stress. Prolonged high levels of cortisol can reduce immunity, impair cognitive performance, and reduce bone density and muscle tissue. Massage measurably decreases cortisol levels in both children and their parents allowing blood pressure, heart rate, digestive functioning and hormonal levels to return to their
Parents who massage their infant each day are more likely to notice changes in their childs physical condition, which may go unnoticed longer with infants who are not receiving massage.
A UK study showed significant improvement in eczema symptoms with the introduction of massage by parents in addition, Infant Massage Instructors have seen improvement first hand with many babies at infant massage classes.
Studies have shown infant massage improves left/right brain communication which has been suggested to improve intelligence.