Being a new mum can be very stressful and can sometimes seem an endless cycle of feeding, crying and changing nappies. We understand this at Anatomy Chester and now offer baby massage on a one to one basis giving you time to relax and bond with your baby. We also suggest that you bring Dad along, as sometimes he can feel left out of the bonding process so giving them some one to one time with the baby gives you a break and makes them feel more important.
Having been through this ourselves we know the importance of of these special times and baby massage brings with it a number of other benefits including:
- Building a loving bond with your baby
- Soothing and comforting a fractious child
- Promoting relaxation and confidence
- Aid digestion
- Improving co-ordination and posture
- Helping your child maintain flexibility whilst becoming more mobile
- Increasing the health and vitality of children with special needs
It also reduces stress hormones and alleviates depression. It is especially beneficial if you are suffering from postnatal depression.
Baby massage can be relaxing for mum and baby, as babies get stressed being in new environment, and pick up on your stress. Taking time out together for a massage teaches baby how to relax, and you will relax too.
Massage has lots of physical benefits for babies and can play a vital role in circulation, digestion and growth. Using simple techniques you can ease the symptoms of, colic and teething and it may also help to improve muscle tone.
Bonding with your baby can take time and doesn’t always happen easily. The bonding experience can be encouraged through touch; spending quality time together and by eye-to-eye contact with your baby. Baby massage can play a vital role in this process particularly if you’ve struggled due to postnatal depression, premature birth or medical problems. It’s a great thing for dads to learn too, especially during breast feeding when dads have been known to feel left out.
For hundreds of years many other cultures have been massaging their babies as part of their daily routine. Try it and you’ll discover how natural it feels to interact with your baby in this way.
In the session we will teach you techniques to use on your baby helping the bond to grow between you both. Sessions can be carried out privately, with just you and your child, or in a group with friends.