TOUCH FOR BABIES
What is the first sense?
Touch is the first sense to develop by as early as 8 weeks gestional week.
Many studies have shown babies that have not recieved touch from birth regularly don’t grow as fast and are subject to more illness. For those that are profoundly neglected, they may suffer emotional trauma. Some studies have gone as far as to show that touch is so vital, that it may have an effect on the survival rate especially in pre-term babies.
This raises the question of the importance of human contact and what it represents. Touch is not just sheer touch for the sake of it . Through my years of expertise in human contact through treating numbers of patients including many babies, I am reminded on a daily basis the importance and the ability to heal just by touch! It is the “life- force energy” that is passed on from parent to baby that allows them to thrive. Hence “Kangaroo Care” being encouraged for pre-term babies as well as mothers being encouraged to have that skin to skin contact as soon as possible after birth.
Paediatric Massage Colic Consultant
We teach parents how to support their Babies during a difficult time with Gentle and Effective Baby Infant Massage. Colic can be quite distressing on both the Baby as well as the Parent. We aim to Empower the parent to have more control over what may be presenting and provide EFFECTIVE PAIN RELIEF for the Baby by using Specific Baby Infant Massage Techniques.
As Certified Instructors with the International Association of Infant Massage we hold regular Classes in small groups of up to 3 Babies and their Carers, or we offer Individual Private Classes within your own home for more of an intimate touch.
BENEFITS OF TOUCH
- Relieves Colic and Tummy Discomfort withing 4 weeks
- Stimulates Baby’s Development
- Relaxes and Soothes
- Helps Baby Have A More Settled Sleep
- Promotes Neurological Development
- Enhances Bonding Between Parent and Baby
- Has A Positive Impact On Immunity
- Baby Has Control Over When They Choose To Be Massaged. It teaches them to be have the right to say “NO”. Yes and No Cues are taught to parents during these classes.